I tried to install cuda-8 (successfully), then tried to install NVIDIA drivers. I have a GT 755m which requires 375 drivers, so I downloaded the 375.39 version from nvidia.com and when I finished it I ended up in the login loop problem.

I solved it and now I can use Ubuntu again, however the Additional Drivers reports this list of NVIDIA drivers:

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Probably I tried to install them in the past and I think they're going to pollute the system. How can I remove them? I tried to download the propriety and run sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26.run --uninstall but then this message is returned:

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Same for 367 and 340. How can I remove them?

  • Do you really need CUDA? If you don't need CUDA do not install it. CUDA at the moment works only with Nvidia drivers and if you aren't using them and are happy it suggests you don't need CUDA.
    – user589808
    Feb 15 '17 at 14:05
  • Installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu should be done preferably trough Additional drivers. The versions available in the repositories and to a lesser extend the ones from the semi-official PPA have been tested to work in Ubuntu.
    – user589808
    Feb 15 '17 at 14:07
  • I work with CUDA, Sorry :D
    – user6321
    Feb 15 '17 at 14:10
  • At the moment no, you don't.
    – user589808
    Feb 15 '17 at 14:12
  • @CelticWarrior what do you mean? That it is not necessary for installing nvidia drivers? If that's what you mean you're right, but the next step is installing CUDA since I'm installing these driver to run it :D
    – user6321
    Feb 15 '17 at 14:18

There is nothing to remove. Nvidia proprietary drivers are not installed.

You see them because they are available for installation.

  • Can CUDA work with nouveau?
    – user589808
    Feb 15 '17 at 13:48
  • @CelticWarrior I have no idea. I never used CUDA.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 15 '17 at 13:49
  • There's WIP apparently but no news since mid-205: phoronix.com/…
    – user589808
    Feb 15 '17 at 14:03

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