Hello everyone, I have questions about whether to use 16.04 or 18.04 for tx2. I don’t know if you have any good insights. Has anyone done a data comparison?
Please always use the latest version if you don’t know which one is better.
FYI, the installed Ubuntu release of any Jetson, and the CUDA release version, are tightly coupled. The only reason you would want to use an older L4T (“Linux for Tegra”, which is stock Ubuntu plus NVIDIA drivers) is if you must use an older version of CUDA.
If you want to see which releases correspond, then here is a list of JetPack releases (JetPack/SDK Manager is the tool used to install CUDA and L4T, both host and Jetson):
(you’ll have to click the link, log in, and then click the link again)
To see content of various L4T releases (which is what JetPack/SDK Manager installs when performing the flash step), go here:
…then browse the individual L4T releases, find the CUDA you want, followed by the JetPack/SDKM which installs that release.