#StackBounty: #drivers #nvidia #graphics #intel-graphics Why is there an uninstallable wifi driver where my video driver should be?

Bounty: 50

I’m following this tutorial, trying to install nvidia drivers on my machine, and somehow a wifi driver seems to be in the way?

[last:s][20200315231820][user@local:~] $ ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.3 ==
modalias : pci:v00008086d0000A370sv00008086sd00000030bc02sc80i00
vendor   : Intel Corporation
model    : Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak]
manual_install: True
driver   : backport-iwlwifi-dkms - distro free

Gross but fine. So delete it!

[last:s][20200315231835][user@local:~] $ sudo apt purge backport-iwlwifi-dkms
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'backport-iwlwifi-dkms' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

What!? It just said it was installed! cf Intel Backport driver crashes the system completely

I don’t understand:

  • What does a wireless driver have to do with my video card?
  • Why can’t I remove it?

Although my wifi itself works fine, the driver does not seem to be correct according to this:

broker wifi driver

Get this bounty!!!

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