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I am trying to set up my computer for CUDA development as per this instruction. Before installation it recommends uninstalling nvidia drivers and suggest running apt-get remove --purge "nvidia*". But this command will also remove ubuntu-desktop. Is this safe? I don't want to fall in bigger mess while solving smaller problems.

My laptop runs ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, Nvidia gt325M, optimus graphics card.

Please also take a note is the instruction good enough or not. I know optimus makes serious trouble with linux and I want to play on safe side here.

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my installation was successful, removal of ubuntu-desktop was not needed. –  rafee May 8 '13 at 5:07
    
Would you please update..You can answer your own question ... –  Qasim May 8 '13 at 11:37
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Uninstalling ubuntu-desktop wasn't necessary. The installation was successful.

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In 12.04 also removal of drivers wasn't necesarry if nvidia current was used. –  Misery May 9 '13 at 8:04
    
ubuntu-desktop is a meta-package. So uninstalling it would not cause any harm either –  rafee Dec 4 '13 at 21:00
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