Ubuntu – Is there any need to install nvidia graphics drivers if I am running Ubuntu Server


I have googled this question and arrived at no answer, so here I am.

If I am going to be running Ubuntu Server, (as before I was running 10.04 Desktop) is there any need to install the Nvidia drivers using, say, 'wget'? I ask this because I am unaware if the drivers only impact the GUI or do they allow for power saving features that the computer could benefit from?

Thanks and regards 🙂

Best Answer

You would have no need for nvidia drivers on a server, and the server version of the OS (so long as you are not using a graphical mode) will handle power well enough.

For your information as well, you do not install the drivers with wget, but rather with apt-get install.