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I've run an update and upgrade after I rebooted. When I did that I realised that the nvidia driver isn't there anymore.

I've tried everything I know from :

sudo apt-get --reinstall nvidia-current-update

to

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

then reinstalled it in vain as I keep getting the error

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

here's my sources.list:

    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release i386 (20131016.1)]/ saucy main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates universe
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy multiverse
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy multiverse
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://tn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
# deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ saucy partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ saucy partner
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main
share|improve this question
    
Take a look at your Software Sources file: /etc/apt/sources.list and check to see if you added an additional Nvidia repository to it that it preventing you from installing the nvidia-current package from the Ubuntu Software Center, because that software source has a more recent version of the same package in it. –  karel Jan 31 at 11:18
    
i think i did but i don't know which one(i can't make the difference) can you advise me which on? recently i've ad ppa :sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa should i upload my sources.list content? –  thrax Jan 31 at 11:35
    
Yes, I think that's what's causing your problem. Edit your question and add your sources.list file to it so it can be determined which lines in your sources.list file need to be deleted. –  karel Jan 31 at 11:55
    
it's uploaded can you see the problems? –  thrax Jan 31 at 12:22
    
I checked in the Ubuntu 13.10 sources.list file at Ubuntu Saucy Packages and Repositories website and there is only one line in your sources.list file that doesn't match. It's the line near the end that says: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ saucy partner. I dont know what this line does, but you could try commenting it out by putting ## characters before it. You need to run sudo nano etc/apt/sources.list to edit sources.list, Ctrl+O and after that Enter to save and Ctrl+X to exit nano. Then run:sudo apt-get update –  karel Jan 31 at 12:24

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