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


Yeap, was going to say what Karasu said. Just to add some information. If the driver you downloaded is called for example NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19.run then you would run:

sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19.run --uninstall

If you want to get the help for your Nvidia driver then do this:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19.run --help or a more extended version for it:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19.run -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 '16 at 13:33
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    @MKay you can download newer version of .run and it will delete older current version. – mrgloom Aug 9 at 9:39

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

sudo ~/installation_file.run --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

protected by RolandiXor Sep 13 '15 at 0:34

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