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Thread: Is my nvidia GTX480 driver working/active ?

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    Is my nvidia GTX480 driver working/active ?

    Hi i`m Russ a new last week to Linux and Ubuntu user.
    I`m using Ubuntu 12.04 on its own SSD drive in a dual boot with Win 7 Pro with an AMD Phenom 2 X6 cpu @ 2.8 GHz and 8 gig of memory.

    I have some question:

    1. I hope i`ve installed the driver for my GTX 480 using System Setting\Additional Drivers and selecting the latest nvidia driver and setting it to active, is the a way of testing my nvidia driver and caed are working/in use ?

    2. I have just installed Compiz setting manager using Ubuntu software manager and was folling this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY63UI_Mpsc video on how to set up the 3D cube, but under Effects in Compiz I dont have a check box for 3D windows, is this because my nvidia driver is not working or driver installed incorrectly ?

    Regards

    Russ.

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    Re: Is my nvidia GTX480 driver working/active ?

    I have just been reading a post some pages on in this section and it talked about configuring the drive and start/stopping X, is this what I may have missed out, is there a way to check ?

    Regards

    Russ.

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    Re: Is my nvidia GTX480 driver working/active ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiggyruss View Post
    I have just been reading a post some pages on in this section and it talked about configuring the drive and start/stopping X, is this what I may have missed out, is there a way to check ?

    Regards

    Russ.
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    Re: Is my nvidia GTX480 driver working/active ?

    Yes the nvidia control center opens without issue, thanks for that such a simple sort.

    Now i`m looking for the 3D windows option in Compiz thats not there.

    Russ

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    Re: Is my nvidia GTX480 driver working/active ?

    Hi jiggyruss.

    Take a look at this tutorial and its support thread here.

    Hope it helps.
    Regards.

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