Last edited by pqwoerituytrueiwoq; June 7th, 2011 at 08:01 PM.
Linux: BE the Penguin.
nvidia-installer will also install itself to /usr/bin/nvidia-installer, which may be used at some later time to uninstall drivers, auto-download updated drivers, etc. The use of this utility is detailed later in this chapter.
Linux: BE the Penguin.
it gave me 270.29 instead of 270.41.19 running 10.04
Nvidia GeForce GT 430 (Fermi)
Last edited by pqwoerituytrueiwoq; June 7th, 2011 at 08:33 PM.
I was so excited to see that an update to the nvidia driver was available, as I am having the problem that many people are having, ("the driver is activated but not currently in use"). So, I installed it right away, then rebooted.
After trying to log in to Unity (Ubuntu) instead of Gnome Classic, it didn't work. However, unlike before this driver update, I got a message saying that my hardware isn't capable of running Unity and it logged me into Gnome Classic (which was better than what it did before). Before this driver update, when I would try to login to Unity, it would just freeze on the purple screen.
So I do see a difference, however this driver didn't seem to alleviate my problem. Is there anyway that I can fix this? While I don't really care that much about Unity (haven't used it), I do want to run 3d effects (such as AWN).
Could it really be true that my nvidia graphics card isn't capable of handling 3d effects or Unity? MY Ubuntu computer has a GeForce FX 5200.
Thanks, but when I go to "additional drivers", I'm still getting the:
However, this time, I saw more options. "Nvidia 173 [Recommended]", "Nvidia current version" and "Nvidia experimental". I was originally having the issue with the nvidia 173 and after updating the driver, I noticed that 173 was still highlighted in the "additional drivers". So, I activated the "nvidia current" and rebooted. Same problem and in fact, I'm still getting the message that "the driver is activated, but not currently in use", which is what I thought the problem was to begin with, pre-update.Code:This driver activated, but not currently in use
This leads me to believe that the problem isn't with my graphics card, so much as it is with either the driver, or Ubuntu itself. Even if my graphics card can't use Unity (which would be a surprise, considering it handles 3d effects in other, more clunky operating systems), then it should be able to handle the 3d effects with Gnome-Classic, right? Yet, I'm getting the message that "the driver is activated, but not currently in use".
This problem, although it doesn't effect me in any debilitating way, is frustrating and a pain in the butt.
You mean Gnome? I can't see Unity, though I can see Nvidia X-Server settings. I have been reading about that bug ever since installing Ubuntu, though I was under the impression that this latest driver update would fix the issue. Is it not a problem with the driver, so much as it is with Ubuntu or the X-Windowing? Thanks.