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KGIII

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First see:


From the screen you're on, go with the highest number that's tested, select it, apply it, reboot.
 

Vrai

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From the screen you're on, go with the highest number that's tested, select it, apply it, reboot.
I agree with KGill select the first line and click apply changes then reboot when it is finished
Hmmmm.... risky. But the only way to find out is to try!
I say this because I 'borked' a testing install of Ubuntu by selecting the 460 driver. I think it was using the 340 which worked fine.
Unfortunately there did not seem to be any 'elegant' way to revert back.
Fortunately - it was a testing install box.
Live and learn ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

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Oh, just uninstall it and the opensource driver automatically takes effect.

Code:
sudo apt purge nvidia-*
(Use recovery mode.)
Unfortunately that did not work on my test box.
Most likely I did not do something right. But that is why I have a "test box" and practice/learn on that instead of my daily driver!
Although I do seem to be able to break stuff on my daily-driver also :confused:
 

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I can't imagine why that'd not work. Ain't gotta clue!

(Contrary to popular opinion, I do not in fact know everything!)

I too have had to back out of an unruly Nvidia driver install. These days, I just let the system auto-install from the terminal. For whatever reason, this has been successful for a long time. -- That's *if* I use the proprietary drivers. I often do not even bother.
 

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The following command will remove the proprietary Nvidia driver:
Code:
sudo dpkg -P $(dpkg -l | grep nvidia-driver | awk '{print $2}')
Code:
sudo apt autoremove
Switch back to nouveau driver
Code:
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
now reboot
Once your system has rebooted confirm nouveau loaded
Code:
lsmod | grep nouveau
 
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