How do I remove Radeon video driver from console?

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How do I remove Radeon video driver from console?

Postby farna on Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:46 am

I was trying to solve some video problems with Wine and installed Radeon 9600 video drivers. Now I have a totally unreadable screen after boot. The driver was installed using the Mint Package Manager from the Ubuntu repositories (comes up in PM with the Ubuntu emblem), not using ATI Envy. I searched the message base and didn't find anything. I tried booting into safe mode and using the auto graphics repair, that didn't help.

So what I need to do is boot into the command line and remove the busted Radeon driver and revert to whatever generic driver Mint uses. I'm familiar with using a command line, but have no idea what to do under Linux. It's the xserver-xorg-video-radeon, version 1:6.12.1-Ubuntu2 (5th one down in the list). Apparently it's for newer Radeon cards, not my 9600.

Can someone post me a line for line command sequence to fix this? Another thought... if I reinstall Mint from the CD will it repair itself or will I have to reinstall all software -- will it be a fresh install?
HTPC: Mint 11, Athlon II x4 (2.6 GHz), GeForce 9400, 4GB
Shop PC: XP Pro, Athlon 64 X2 (2.19 GHz), GeForce 7300GS, 2GB
Wife's PC: Win 7, Athlon II x3 (2.7GHz), GeForce 8200, 4GB
DTP-PC: Mint 12, Phenom II x4 (3.0GHz), GeForce 9600GT, 8GB
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Re: How do I remove Radeon video driver from console?

Postby farna on Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:02 pm

After a bit of searching I found where someone suggested reconfiguring xserver like this:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

That didn't help. Hopefully someone here will be able to assist me over the weekend.
HTPC: Mint 11, Athlon II x4 (2.6 GHz), GeForce 9400, 4GB
Shop PC: XP Pro, Athlon 64 X2 (2.19 GHz), GeForce 7300GS, 2GB
Wife's PC: Win 7, Athlon II x3 (2.7GHz), GeForce 8200, 4GB
DTP-PC: Mint 12, Phenom II x4 (3.0GHz), GeForce 9600GT, 8GB
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Re: How do I remove Radeon video driver from console?

Postby farna on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:41 am

Never solved this problem! Well, I did solve it... by reinstalling Mint from the CD and losing all info on the computer.
HTPC: Mint 11, Athlon II x4 (2.6 GHz), GeForce 9400, 4GB
Shop PC: XP Pro, Athlon 64 X2 (2.19 GHz), GeForce 7300GS, 2GB
Wife's PC: Win 7, Athlon II x3 (2.7GHz), GeForce 8200, 4GB
DTP-PC: Mint 12, Phenom II x4 (3.0GHz), GeForce 9600GT, 8GB
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