So I had nothing to fall back on. I suggest that if you are using a Nvidia driver, you only use the driver specified by the additional hardware in the GUI and avoid using the APT method unless you have compared the driver versions from the PPA and have verified that you are indeed installing the correct driver. As a noob, I was unable to remove the incorrect modules with the command line which resulted in a fresh install with no Nvidia card attached, then shutdown, install the Nvidia card and use the GUI to add the nvidia-current drivers to get 1080p and everything works.
This opens a GUI listing the drivers available for the video card. Select the recommended proprietary driver. Thank you for your interest in this question.
Народному сборищу не позволено избирать в священство, Лаод. Оскверняет собственно душевная скверна, Апост.
Над телесными недостатками других не должно смеяться, Апост.