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How to install nvidia-alternative on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install nvidia-alternative

Installing nvidia-alternative package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-alternative

nvidia-alternative package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Non-Free
name nvidia-alternative
version 352.79-6
description allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX provider
subsection libs
maintainer Debian NVIDIA Maintainers

Uninstall nvidia-alternative

To remove just nvidia-alternative package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove nvidia-alternative

Uninstall nvidia-alternative and it’s dependent packages

To remove the nvidia-alternative package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove nvidia-alternative

Purging nvidia-alternative

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of nvidia-alternative from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-alternative

To delete configuration and/or data files of nvidia-alternative and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove nvidia-alternative