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    Graphics card not working properly?

    I run Ubuntu 8.04 and recently installed a GeForce 8600 GT. When I booted, it gave me the option to install restricted drivers which I did. After doing so, I could use the Compiz advanced desktop effects as I could before I installed the graphics card. However, when I play videos and use effects, my main CPU usage looks just like before. Is there anything additional I can do? I was under the impression the bulk of graphics calculations would be done by the graphics card and free up my main processor.

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    Re: Graphics card not working properly?

    U need to grab yourself envyNG from the repositories and use it to install the latest Nvidia drivers. Never use the retricted driver manager, its pretty much rubbish.

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    Re: Graphics card not working properly?

    Hey thanks! From here, how do I select the new drivers to be used and remove the old ones?

    I installed it and rebooted but I still seem to be using the restricted driver... How do I change it?
    Last edited by JustAnotherVagueAnon; January 27th, 2009 at 07:06 AM.

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    Re: Graphics card not working properly?

    I still need help with this. I don't know where the restricted driver is located and it still seems to be enabled. I need help enabling the non-proprietary driver.

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