How to clean up multiple Nvidia drivers in Hera.

I saw that these were "free" in the AppCenter, so I clicked on them all. The next boot resulted in the black screen several people experience. I managed to (finally) get back to a working system, but don't ask me how. So, (1) is it possible to get rid of them from the list shown in the figure and (2) how do I know if I am using the best driver for my video card (Nvidia GEForce GTX 570) Thanks

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The following command will remove the proprietary Nvidia driver:

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

This will install most recent nvidia driver

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
  1. Currently, it doesn't appear possible to hide the drivers. Checkout the related issue #247 and issue #1068 on the AppCenter's issue tracker which have to do with this.

  2. I recommend installing the latest Nvidia drivers that support your graphics card. I have similar drivers available on my laptop and use the nvidia-driver-390 package which works very well.

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