Driver Manager will not load nvidia drivers

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Driver Manager will not load nvidia drivers

Post by iainrs » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:01 pm

System is
  • System: Host: Dylan-II Kernel: 4.4.0-34-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
    Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
  • Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0
    Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
    Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1680x1050@59.95hz
    GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV94
    GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
For some years I used nvidia drivers without problems until
some months ago I had problems with Software Manager

[ viewtopic.php?f=208&t=228311&p=1271395#p1271395]
which was solved by changing to the nouveau driver.

This week I started playing(!) with Android Studio and hit a problem that might be related to the graphics driver.
So I decided to restore the nvidia driver and see if it helps.
I went though the motions of changing the driver using (Driver Manager) (see attached png)
and rebooted. Eventually I realised that the nouveau driver was not being replaced - whatever I did in Driver Manager.

I looked at other posts including

"Cant change nVidia Drivers" viewtopic.php?f=59&t=241793
which seemed to be similar

I deleted and replaced nvidia driver (from grphics driver PPA) -
[ ... rivers-PPA ]

but no change

Attached are output from inxi, lsmod, lshw(term_text.odt) and list of nvidia files

Anyone any ideas ?

[ps What is the accepted extension for text ? ]
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