But the closed-source nature of Nvidia drivers makes it difficult for open-source communities to contribute.
The proprietary driver supports more Nvidia cards than Nouveau.The following tutorial will guide you through all steps required to install VGA NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux. Let's start by detecting your NVIDIA VGA card model. In the next step we will use this information to find a correct NVIDIA driver within a Ubuntu's package repository. - Original module - No original module exists within this kernel - Installation - Installing to /lib/modules/4.4.0-18-generic/updates/dkms/ nvidia_361_modeset.ko: Running module version sanity check. You can find out about the card compatibility with your system using the Nvidia driver download page form.Nvidia kernel driver installs and runs against the current Linux kernel.