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Old 01-31-12, 12:26 AM   #1
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On an Ubuntu 11.04 system, how do i force-uninstall ...

"Linux Display Driver - x86 , Version: 71.86.15 Certified, Release Date: 2011.08.17, Operating System: Linux, Language: English (U.S.), File Size: 10.8 MB"

...when sudo nvidia-installer --uninstall returns "There is no NVIDIA driver currently installed."...

...YET... in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log , it says...


[ 1524.093] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[ 1524.093] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[ 1524.093] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/libglx.so
[ 1524.874] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[ 1524.874] compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[ 1524.874] Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[ 1524.874] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module 173.14.30 Thu Apr 14 09:20:02 PDT 2011
[ 1524.874] (II) Loading extension GLX

and...


" [ 1525.180] (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)"

...as though it were trying to load nvidia stuffs... ??

...so i need to run the ati radeon 7500 on this machine.

Why won't the uninstaller do it's job?

How can i manually put this back together to the state it was in before the nvidia-installer got hold of it? =)

what will i have to re-install through synaptic, or apt-get, or Ubuntu Software Center to fix this... i need the opengl functions of the ati radeon 7500 to work... and as far as i can tell the nvidia stuff is 'breaking it'

please help
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Old 01-31-12, 04:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: How to force uninstall when...

Why do you mess around with video drivers from nVidia when your video card is made by ATI/AMD ?

Uninstall all the nVidia related stuff and read this: https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/graphics-drivers/
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Old 02-01-12, 05:15 PM   #3
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Why do you mess around with video drivers from nVidia when your video card is made by ATI/AMD ?

Uninstall all the nVidia related stuff and read this: https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/graphics-drivers/

because immediately prior to having the ATI card in it, it had an nVidia TNT2 based card in it...
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Old 02-02-12, 06:11 PM   #4
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/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/libglx.so
I think that was probably installed by Ubuntu's "Restricted Drivers Manager".

nvidia-installer can uninstall the driver if it was installed with nvidia-installer, but it doesn't appear to be the case here. The name of the restricted drivers manager is "jockey" - you can try using that to uninstall; otherwise, just look for nvidia-related packages through apt and uninstall them.
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