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How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.

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Just for the sake of precision, the correct syntax is: sudo sh -uninstall – user137668 Mar 5 '13 at 0:20
possible duplicate of How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ? – bain Jul 25 '14 at 9:07
This is not a duplicate of How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ? since that question is about drivers installed with the software centre or apt-get. – Warren Hill Jul 25 '14 at 9:32

Yeap, was going to say what Karasu said. Just to add some information. If the driver you downloaded is called for example then you would run: --uninstall

If you want to get the help for your Nvidia driver then do this: --help or a more extended version for it: -A which shows you the uninstall option:

  Uninstall the currently installed NVIDIA driver.

There are a couple of other nice options in case you want to use them like:

-a - Accept Licence
-s - Silent Mode
-q - no questions
-i - Driver information
--update - Check Nvidia site and update to the latest

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And what if I accidentally deleted .run file? – MKay May 30 at 13:33

First you need the installation file. Then put it in your home folder, open a terminal and type

sudo ~/ --uninstall

Then restart your computer and your drivers will be completely uninstalled. If Unity won't load after the uninstallation, right click-->change desktop background, then click on "All Settings" on the left-top corner of the window. Then go to Software sources and install a proprietary driver from the list.

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Yeap, was going to say this ^^. – Luis Alvarado Nov 22 '12 at 22:10

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