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August 22nd, 2009, 05:59 PM
I am having ubuntu 8.04 64 bit edition. I am having integrated nvidia 6100 Geforce card.
I have installed some nvidia packages ( may be installed automatically). But when I see restricted drivers section, it shows that my nvidia driver is ENABLED but 'not in use'.
Recently I found out that i could directly install driver from nvidia.com. I tried their latest driver but when I restarted X-server, it shows PC running on low-graphics mode then even if I select NVIDIA driver, restricted driver section shows it is still not in use, and my screen resolution is fixed to 800x600.
So I finally my renamed my old xorg.config.backup to xorg.config.
Now I can change my screen resolution. But restricted driver manager still shows I have nvidia driver which is not in use.
And also now I have problems running opengl programs. It gives an error as :
Xlib:* extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Can anyone please help me?

August 24th, 2009, 12:52 AM
It's not advisable to install several drivers for the same hardware. If you prefer using a manually installed driver from Nvidia website, first disable the restricted driver provided by Ubuntu, and vice versa.