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I'm planning to move my ubuntu install to another machine. I think the proprietary drivers like those for nvidia and wireless might cause issues with that hardware. How can I find all these tricky packages and remove them before I make an image of my hard drive and proceed further.

I know I have a nvidia graphics card, I'll remove the drivers for that but I don't know what other problematic packages may be installed.

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The answer depends on which version of Ubuntu are you running:

  1. In 12.04 and below search for the application called "Additional Drivers"
  2. In 12.10 it is a tab in "Software Sources".

From there you can remove the drivers you don't need. After a reboot, all open source drivers will be restored and "problematic packages" will be removed.

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I'm running 12.10, thanks will try. – nikhil Nov 28 '12 at 16:10
You are welcome. – user68186 Nov 28 '12 at 16:12

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