Removing bad NVIDIA driver

Asked by Mike Hinchman on 2012-11-26

GeForce 7025/nForce 630a graphics, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10 installation, 2 GB RAM

NVIDIA proprietary driver doesn't work. I do have command line access. How do I completely remove anything related to NVIDIA and make it use standard driver? Standard driver on installation DVD works well - I only need 1280 X 1024 for my 19 inch monitor.

Thanks for you help

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15
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If you run:

sudo apt-get --purge remove `dpkg -l | grep nvidia | grep -v nvidia-common`

Will remove all proprietary Nvidia video drivers

Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

nvidia-common is not exactly a driver , is a package that finds nvidia-drivers , but sometimes needed for flash player to work properly. nvidia-common is pre-installed (by default) and at some versions of Ubuntu the purging of nvidia-common purges also the ubuntu-desktop.

I suggest

~$ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*

~$ sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-common ubuntu-desktop

~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and reboot to use the nouveau driver.


Mike Hinchman (mjheh09) said : #3

Works. Not properly, but I can see the desktop. Thanks