Ubuntu – Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

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I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools.

What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with no driver at all, or no X server)

Best Answer

  • To reconfigure xorg.conf. Move your current /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If things go wrong you might need it later again:

    sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.BACKUP
    

    The following steps will install the nouveau-driver on configure the xserver accordingly:

    sudo apt-get install nouveau-firmware
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    

    Go following the screen steps, answering the wizard questions and you should able to restore or reconfigure to previous Nouveau state.