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If an n Vidia driver is updated then all n Vidia user space components will stop working immediately after the respective package updates as the loaded kernel module and the user space components have a version mismatch.
For an improved experience or simply to support new GPUs without installing drivers from unofficial sources (for example PPAs), it is essential to release the latest version of the drivers regularly to the stable releases of Ubuntu.
Follow the steps below to do so.== /sys/devices/pci00/00.0/00.0 == modalias : pci:v000012ZGc00001285sv00005238rt0000323Cca02sc00000 vendor : NVIDIA Corporation model : GK102 [Ge Force GTX 1080 Ti] driver : nvidia-384 - distro non-free driver : nvidia-387 - distro non-free driver : nvidia-390 - distro non-free recommended driver : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin As you can see, there are a list of suggested drivers for your video card with one marked as recommended.
In my case here, Ubuntu 18.04 recommends to install the nvidia-390 Nvidia drivers.
Runtime components for deploying CUDA-based applications are available in ready-to-use containers from NVIDIA GPU Cloud.
n Vidia proprietary GPU drivers are broadly used by gamers or for GPU compute activities (AI/ML).