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    • sunrat
      apt install nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver It's a metapackage that depends on all the other nvidia bits. Unfortunately removing it does not remove the other bits. For posterity I post here how to remove. First list all nvidia packages: dpkg -l |grep nvidia >nvidia-pkgs Reformat that list to syntax apt will understand; awk '{print $2}' nvidia-pkgs |tr '\n' ' ' |sed 's/:amd64//g' >nvidia-pkgs-apt Remove all packages with apt: apt purge glx-alternative-nvidia libegl-nvidia-legacy-390xx0 libgl1-nvidia-legacy-390xx-glvnd-glx libgles-nvidia-legacy-390xx1 libgles-nvidia-legacy-390xx2 libglx-nvidia-legacy-390xx0 libnvidia-legacy-390xx-cfg1 libnvidia-legacy-390xx-eglcore libnvidia-legacy-390xx-glcore libnvidia-legacy-390xx-ml1 nvidia-detect nvidia-egl-common nvidia-installer-cleanup nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-legacy-390xx-alternative nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver-bin nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver-libs nvidia-legacy-390xx-egl-icd nvidia-legacy-390xx-kernel-dkms nvidia-legacy-390xx-kernel-support nvidia-legacy-390xx-vdpau-driver nvidia-legacy-390xx-vulkan-icd nvidia-modprobe nvidia-persistenced nvidia-settings-legacy-390xx nvidia-support nvidia-vulkan-common xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-390xx Then reboot and it should be using Nouveau. Theoretically one should be able to pipe the list to apt or use process substitution but it didn't work first try and I'd run out of patience to find the right syntax so just copied the whole list to the apt command.
    • V.T. Eric Layton
      True! If you don't need 16000fps like I get with Nvidia, then just stick with Nouveau. I'd prefer to use Nouveau if I could get full monitor-capable resolution (1680X1050) with it, but I can't.
    • sunrat
      Stick with Nouveau if it works. I have a GTX560 Ti that freezes occasionally with Nvidia driver. No such issue with Nouveau and display is fine.
    • V.T. Eric Layton
      They probably just haven't updated the repos yet. Although, that updated Nvidia drive was put out on 23 December just past. That's a month+ already.
    • Bookmem
      I don't really mind waiting.  The Nouveau driver is working fine.  I'm just wondering why Mint would recommend a buggy driver.
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