Linux How to remove nvidia drivers from recovery mode?

Linux Ubuntu Linux How to remove nvidia drivers from recovery mode?

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After I installed experimental Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu will not boot. How can I remove the drivers from recovery mode?

If I choose recovery mode and in the menu choose “root” (drop to root shell prompt), and then try to use the command


If you want to be sure that you will purge everything related to nvidia you can give this command

sudo apt-get remove —purge nvidia-*         (2 times “-“)

the asterisk in the end means (Purge everything that begins with the name nvidia-)

Install ubuntu dekstop  (   if you want not must)

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Remove CFG
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Install NVIDIA

sudo apt-get update

 sudo apt-get upgrade

Install now the latest Nvidia driver (currently version 304.43) from PPA using this sequence of commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

When you finish the driver installation, exit from Recovery Mode using this command: