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Remove Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu

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And start a new install again. Sometime the GUI crash and you cannot use the X server again.

The following command will remove the proprietary Nvidia driver:

sudo dpkg -P $(dpkg -l | grep nvidia-driver | awk ‘{print $2}’) sudo apt autoremove

Switch back to nouveau driver:

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
Reboot your system

Once your system has rebooted confirm loaded nouveau modules:

lsmod | grep nouveau
nouveau              1949696  4
mxm_wmi                16384  1 nouveau
ttm                   106496  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper        184320  1 nouveau
drm                   491520  7 drm_kms_helper,ttm,nouveau
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 nouveau
wmi                    32768  3 wmi_bmof,mxm_wmi,nouveau
video                  49152  1 nouveau
Reboot your system

You can reinstall the Nvidia drivers using the GUI