Geforce RTX 2070 best driver for Omniverse Isaac Sim? nvidia-driver-450 or nvidia-driver-460

Geforce RTX 2070 best driver for Omniverse Isaac Sim? nvidia-driver-450 or nvidia-driver-460 ?

which one should i install? I have ubuntu 18.04?

meta@wukong:~ sudo lshw -C display [sudo] password for meta: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: NVIDIA Corporation vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:43 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff meta@wukong:~ sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00001E84sv00003842sd00003173bc03sc00i00
vendor : NVIDIA Corporation
driver : nvidia-driver-450 - distro non-free
driver : nvidia-driver-460-server - distro non-free recommended
driver : nvidia-driver-450-server - distro non-free
driver : nvidia-driver-460 - third-party free
driver : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin

meta@wukong:~$ sudo nvidia-smi
Wed Apr 21 11:52:11 2021
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 450.102.04 Driver Version: 450.102.04 CUDA Version: 11.0 |
|-------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| | | MIG M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 GeForce RTX 207… Off | 00000000:01:00.0 On | N/A |
| 0% 41C P8 17W / 215W | 615MiB / 7979MiB | 30% Default |
| | | N/A |
±------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+

±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: |
| GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory |
| ID ID Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| 0 N/A N/A 1119 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 40MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 1178 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 50MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2105 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 193MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2236 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 110MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2597 G …AAAAAAAAA= --shared-files 176MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 4625 G …AAAAAAAA== --shared-files 40MiB |
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
meta@wukong:~$ sudo apt list nvidia-driver-*
Listing… Done
nvidia-driver-390/bionic-updates,bionic-security 390.141-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64
nvidia-driver-410/bionic 410.104-0ubuntu0~18.04.1 amd64
nvidia-driver-415/bionic 415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2 amd64
nvidia-driver-418/bionic 430.64-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1 amd64
nvidia-driver-418-server/bionic-updates,bionic-security 418.181.07-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64
nvidia-driver-430/bionic-updates,bionic-security,bionic 440.100-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 amd64
nvidia-driver-435/bionic-updates,bionic 455.45.01-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 amd64
nvidia-driver-440/bionic-updates,bionic-security,bionic,now 450.102.04-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64 [installed]
nvidia-driver-440-server/bionic-updates,bionic-security 450.102.04-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64
nvidia-driver-450/bionic-updates,bionic-security,bionic,now 450.102.04-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
nvidia-driver-450-server/bionic-updates,bionic-security 450.102.04-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64
nvidia-driver-455/bionic 460.67-0ubuntu0~0.18.04.1 amd64
nvidia-driver-460/bionic 460.67-0ubuntu0~0.18.04.1 amd64
nvidia-driver-460-server/bionic-updates,bionic-security 460.32.03-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64

Hi, either drivers should work.

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do you know the upgrade command?

I would recommend using the .run installers. See Setting Up Isaac Sim — Omniverse Robotics documentation

after going into my ubuntu software and updates and changing away from nvidia driver now i get this

so i went ahead and started following the following…

sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target
sudo reboot 0

Now login and you’ll get to a terminal directly, install the driver Do note that I am installing here the 440.44 so you need to modify for your driver version .

sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.44.run

After installing the driver enable the GUI and Reboot:

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target
sudo reboot 0

from can't install new driver, cannot unload module - #14 by david9xqqb

and your program initial set up script failed… not sure what that means but then your program says its putting some stuff to disable nuveau driver into my modprod.d directory… ok.
so then it starts asking me questions about it i want to build the DK something or other module.

do you have the answers to these questions somewhere nice and quick so i can understand whats going on. ?

ok guys thanks that seemed to work, i wonder what the heck i did though in terms of did i just recompile my kernel or something crazy like that. but now ive got nvidia driver 460.73.01 in my nvidia settings apps and in ubuntu software and updates its got “continue using a manually installed driver” so far so good.

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