How to uninstall nvidia-173-modaliases from Ubuntu
To uninstall just nvidia-173-modaliases package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-173-modaliases
Uninstall nvidia-173-modaliases and it's dependent packages
To uninstall the nvidia-173-modaliases package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get autoremove nvidia-173-modaliases
If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of nvidia-173-modaliases from Ubuntu then this will work:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-173-modaliases
To delete configuration and/or data files of nvidia-173-modaliases and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge nvidia-173-modaliases
nvidia-173-modaliases package information
Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
The modaliases provide a list of pci id's which makes it possible to detect the model of a graphic card.
More information about apt-get remove
Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.
apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.
apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.