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Old 10-12-10, 12:25 AM   #1
randycarter2001
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Default How do I Remove Linux nVidia Riva TNT driver?

I finally got fed up with the compatibility issues between the my Riva TNT video card and Ubuntu Linux. First the kernal gets updated and the video quits working. Then after a full day of trying this and that I managed to get version 13 of the driver installed accidentally. It worked great for 2 months, I had full resolution and the computer would boot normally. Then the kernal gets updated again. Now The video is not working again and I can't get version 14 of the driver installed. Every time I try I get some kind of error. So I removed the TNT video card and put a Radeon card in. Now there are more problems stemming from the partial failed installs of the nVidia driver.

How do I remove all traces of that old nVidia driver? Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-12-10, 05:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: How do I Remove Linux nVidia Riva TNT driver?

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86... --uninstall doesn't work? What is exactly the problem you get?
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Old 10-12-10, 09:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: How do I Remove Linux nVidia Riva TNT driver?

I didn't know about the --uninstall part. Now I have to figure out how to get the computer booted in the correct mode. So I don't get the error X server is running. Or the ever popular your are in runmode 1 you need to switch to runmode 3. That is what took all day to get and it was an accident.
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Old 10-12-10, 09:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: How do I Remove Linux nVidia Riva TNT driver?

Just add "3" at the end of the linux command line.
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Old 10-26-10, 08:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: How do I Remove Linux nVidia Riva TNT driver?

I tried the add 3 to the command line. The installer reports that it is an invalid argument. The driver is not completely removed I still have an NVIDIA thing on my administration menu for controlling the display. It has replaced the Ubuntu item for doing the same job. How do I get rid of the NVIDIA and restore the Ubuntu display control?
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