I've recently had a problem with the graphics on my laptop. I am currently trying a working nvidia driver, as my computer had problems with the previous one. When I try to issue any install command for any nvidia driver, apt get overrides my decision and installs a custom nvidia driver version (nvidia-340 to be precise). How can I deselect that package from command line?

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    "apt get overrides my decision" ... what decision? How have you informed apt of your decision? – muru Apr 20 '16 at 18:36
  • I type apt get install nvidia-331 and apt get says it will install nvidia-340 ignoring my request to download version 331 – Warrior Apr 20 '16 at 18:38
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    Have a closer look at what nvidia-331 really is. – muru Apr 20 '16 at 18:39
  • Pardon my syntax but I'm typing from my phone because my laptop is currently "work in progress" – Warrior Apr 20 '16 at 18:39
  • Oh so that package is just a "pointer" to install a newer version? – Warrior Apr 20 '16 at 18:41

nvidia-330 (actually, all nvidia-3XX packages from nvidia-310 onwards) are transitional packages that actually install nvidia-340. If you want an older driver, use nvidia-304 instead.

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