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  1. Uninstall Nvidia Binary Drivers

    I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from Nvidia.com. Things
    didn't go as planned. After I got booted into the console until the
    xorg.conf was removed. Many console sessions later ... I want to remove
    this package and go back to the restricted drivers provided. Here is how
    I installed :

    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    F2
    sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run
    (Assuming you are in the same directory where NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-
    pkg1.run is.)
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

    So my question how to remove it?

    If it matters here is the result of sudo aptitude search nvidia-kernel

    v nvidia-kernel-1.0.7184
    -
    v nvidia-kernel-1.0.7185
    -
    v nvidia-kernel-1.0.8774
    -
    v nvidia-kernel-1.0.9639
    -
    v nvidia-kernel-100.14.19
    -
    i A nvidia-kernel-common - NVIDIA binary kernel module common
    files
    p nvidia-kernel-source - NVIDIA binary kernel module source

    Thanks in advance

  2. Re: Uninstall Nvidia Binary Drivers

    On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:41:40 +0000, Jb wrote:

    > I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from Nvidia.com. Things
    > didn't go as planned. After I got booted into the console until the
    > xorg.conf was removed. Many console sessions later ... I want to remove
    > this package and go back to the restricted drivers provided. Here is how
    > I installed :


    sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pk1.run -uninstall (might also be --)

    if you run it with -help you get a list of available options IIRC,
    haven't used their installer in a while so my memory is a little hazy on
    it.

    Though I know for a fact it includes an uninstall option as I have used
    it in the past.

    --
    Stephan
    2003 Yamaha R6

    君の事思い出す日なんてないのは
    君の事忘れたときがないから

  3. Re: Uninstall Nvidia Binary Drivers

    On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:51:31 -0600, Stephan Rose wrote:

    > On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:41:40 +0000, Jb wrote:
    >
    >> I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from Nvidia.com. Things
    >> didn't go as planned. After I got booted into the console until the
    >> xorg.conf was removed. Many console sessions later ... I want to remove
    >> this package and go back to the restricted drivers provided. Here is
    >> how I installed :

    >
    > sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pk1.run -uninstall (might also be --)
    >
    > if you run it with -help you get a list of available options IIRC,
    > haven't used their installer in a while so my memory is a little hazy on
    > it.
    >
    > Though I know for a fact it includes an uninstall option as I have used
    > it in the past.


    Thanks. I can't seem to get the original nvidia legacy drivers (I have a
    FX5200 card) working. If I go into Restricted Drivers Manager and enable
    I get thrown to the console on reboot everytime. If I remove xorg.conf I
    boot right back up. xorg.conf working parts is shown below. Am I missing
    something obvious? Thanks again.

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    Driver "nv"
    BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "VX1932wm-3"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    Monitor "VX1932wm-3"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960"
    "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection

  4. Re: Uninstall Nvidia Binary Drivers

    On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:56:26 +0000, Jb wrote:

    > On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:51:31 -0600, Stephan Rose wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:41:40 +0000, Jb wrote:
    >>
    >>> I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from Nvidia.com. Things
    >>> didn't go as planned. After I got booted into the console until the
    >>> xorg.conf was removed. Many console sessions later ... I want to
    >>> remove this package and go back to the restricted drivers provided.
    >>> Here is how I installed :

    >>
    >> sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pk1.run -uninstall (might also be --)
    >>
    >> if you run it with -help you get a list of available options IIRC,
    >> haven't used their installer in a while so my memory is a little hazy
    >> on it.
    >>
    >> Though I know for a fact it includes an uninstall option as I have used
    >> it in the past.

    >
    > Thanks. I can't seem to get the original nvidia legacy drivers (I have a
    > FX5200 card) working. If I go into Restricted Drivers Manager and enable
    > I get thrown to the console on reboot everytime. If I remove xorg.conf I
    > boot right back up. xorg.conf working parts is shown below. Am I missing
    > something obvious? Thanks again.
    >
    > Section "Device"
    > Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]" Driver "nv"
    > BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
    > EndSection
    >



    Well first thing, that is not the restricted driver. That is the open
    source driver. If it was the restricted driver then the Driver line
    should be "nvidia" not "nv".

    --
    Stephan
    2003 Yamaha R6

    君の事思い出す日なんてないのは
    君の事忘れたときがないから

  5. Re: Uninstall Nvidia Binary Drivers

    Jb wrote:
    > On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:51:31 -0600, Stephan Rose wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:41:40 +0000, Jb wrote:
    >>
    >>> I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from Nvidia.com. Things
    >>> didn't go as planned. After I got booted into the console until the
    >>> xorg.conf was removed. Many console sessions later ... I want to remove
    >>> this package and go back to the restricted drivers provided. Here is
    >>> how I installed :

    >>
    >> sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pk1.run -uninstall (might also be --)
    >>
    >> if you run it with -help you get a list of available options IIRC,
    >> haven't used their installer in a while so my memory is a little hazy on
    >> it.
    >>
    >> Though I know for a fact it includes an uninstall option as I have used
    >> it in the past.

    >
    > Thanks. I can't seem to get the original nvidia legacy drivers (I have a
    > FX5200 card) working. If I go into Restricted Drivers Manager and enable
    > I get thrown to the console on reboot everytime. If I remove xorg.conf I
    > boot right back up. xorg.conf working parts is shown below. Am I missing
    > something obvious? Thanks again.
    >
    > Section "Device"
    > Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    > Driver "nv"
    > BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "Monitor"
    > Identifier "VX1932wm-3"
    > Option "DPMS"
    > EndSection
    >
    > Section "Screen"
    > Identifier "Default Screen"
    > Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    > Monitor "VX1932wm-3"
    > DefaultDepth 24
    > SubSection "Display"
    > Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960"
    > "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    > EndSubSection


    If it's a screen you're after, use vesa in place of nv. Sounds like you
    know your way around a command line so may be no help.
    Have you tried Envy?
    http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
    If for nothing else, use it to completely remove the Nvidia stuff so you
    can begin fresh...
    ymmv...

  6. Re: Uninstall Nvidia Binary Drivers

    On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 16:06:14 -0800, clay wrote:

    > Jb wrote:
    >> On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 11:51:31 -0600, Stephan Rose wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:41:40 +0000, Jb wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from Nvidia.com. Things
    >>>> didn't go as planned. After I got booted into the console until the
    >>>> xorg.conf was removed. Many console sessions later ... I want to
    >>>> remove this package and go back to the restricted drivers provided.
    >>>> Here is how I installed :
    >>>
    >>> sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pk1.run -uninstall (might also be --)
    >>>
    >>> if you run it with -help you get a list of available options IIRC,
    >>> haven't used their installer in a while so my memory is a little hazy
    >>> on it.
    >>>
    >>> Though I know for a fact it includes an uninstall option as I have
    >>> used it in the past.

    >>
    >> Thanks. I can't seem to get the original nvidia legacy drivers (I have
    >> a FX5200 card) working. If I go into Restricted Drivers Manager and
    >> enable I get thrown to the console on reboot everytime. If I remove
    >> xorg.conf I boot right back up. xorg.conf working parts is shown below.
    >> Am I missing something obvious? Thanks again.
    >>
    >> Section "Device"
    >> Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]" Driver "nv"
    >> BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "Monitor"
    >> Identifier "VX1932wm-3"
    >> Option "DPMS"
    >> EndSection
    >>
    >> Section "Screen"
    >> Identifier "Default Screen"
    >> Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]" Monitor "VX1932wm-3"
    >> DefaultDepth 24
    >> SubSection "Display"
    >> Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960"
    >> "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    >> EndSubSection

    >
    > If it's a screen you're after, use vesa in place of nv. Sounds like you
    > know your way around a command line so may be no help. Have you tried
    > Envy?
    > http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html If for nothing else, use
    > it to completely remove the Nvidia stuff so you can begin fresh...
    > ymmv...


    Used it and it worked, many thanks. I found out I was sabotaging myself
    by thinking that I needed to configure Screen 2 in System-Admin-Screens
    and Graphics. Came to that conclusion when the Nvidia Settings App
    wouldn't save properly. I only have one monitor D'oh! I wowed some
    visitors with the Screensavers. Stability is a great thing.

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