Why is nvidia-prime a recommended dependency of nvidia-384?

Asked by David Gu on 2018-01-09

Why is nvidia-prime a recommended dependency of nvidia-384? Graphics switching seems to only be useful for laptops or mobile devices, and nvidia-prime pulls in LightDM and sets it to default, which breaks things for non-default installs.

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If you have a desktop with an integrated GPU in the CPU then you will also need it. It's not just laptops and mobile devices

David Gu (davidgu) said : #2

Is there a reason that LightDM is a dependency?

That bit I don't know. If you suspect a dependency error then please report a bug

David Gu (davidgu) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.