How to reinstall nvidia in ubuntu

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    How to reinstall nvidia in linux mint 10 in command mode only as gui not working there


    sorry for me asking this silly question

    i install x-swat repository and upgrade my nvidia to 290 my linux mint 10 goes blank

    then i remove it

    using

    # apt-get remove--purge nvidia-current

    now i want to remove x-swat repo and reinstall my original nvidia or linux mint 10

    i guess i need to remove entries from

    /etc/apt/sources.list using nano or vi editor

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine

    and then install nvidia :rolleyes:

    am i Right on Track


    also is their way to roll back in ubuntu like we have that in redhat/fedora base distros


    i mean

    yum history undo ............kinda in ubuntu

    thanks for helping in advance :D
     
  2. NGRhodes

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    Aptitude gives you access to old versions of packages, with apt you can use pinning to get an older version, neither is as slick as a rollback in YUM AFAIK.

    /etc/apt/sources.d/ is where the x-swat entries (as separate files) will be located.

    Cheers, Nick
     
  3. tlu

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    Install the ppa-purge package and execute

    sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
     
  4. Ocky

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  5. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    thanks thanks guys yes i try soon i login on linux mint right now i am on live cd of linux mint 12 :D

    and i am liking it

    what you guys think of linux mint 12
     
  6. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    thanks guys it work :D

    i put here steps for my self and newbies as well

    step 1: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

    step 2 : sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

    step 3 : sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    it will give you old nvidia but your login screen back in gui mode


    thanks again guys ocky tlu and Nick Rhodes :thumb:
     
  7. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Instead of creating a new thread, i'm posting here.
    I hope someone can help me out. I never had a Nvidia card before, and i'm testing one now.

    I assume Optimus is not present or not being used since lspci doesn't list any Intel VGA controller. Is that correct?

    I've installed nvidia proprietary drivers via
    Code:
    apt-get install linux-headers-amd64
    apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms
    Then made a xorg.conf file for the nvidia driver.

    Do i have to do anything next time the kernel updates, or does the dkms method take care of that?
     
  8. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    many times dkms didnt make in ubuntu if you search ubuntu you find many threads best way is stick with what ever driver give in repo its always compatible with your kernel if kernel update and needed new driver they update it as well too

    for safe side........stick with nvidia-current from repo :rolleyes:

    i use dkms in fedora they work but here i never tried althoe my current........driver works perfectly but i wanted new so i tried new in linux mint 10 so i tried x-swat/x-updates repo but after having problem i switch back to my old drivers they are rocksolid stable but old.
     
  9. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Mack_guy, i use Debian.
    I had no problem with dkms. Everything seems to be working.

    My question has to do with future updates, and maintenance.
     
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