Hi - I've been running Ubuntu for a while now but I am still quite new at this. The machine I'm using is more and more becoming one that I use all the time.

Anyway - I hooked it up to my Viewsonic TV and the video is really sketchy at full screen. I've been reading around this forum and elsewhere on the nets and found the NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver activation screen.

Great, right? Well when it asks me to authenticate after I click activate, not so great. I know my password - the only password I ever created or use. I thought this would be the same password that I use to approve system software updates all the time. I just approved one today. But that's not the password it wants.

What am I missing?

Thanks for your help!

- N

p.s.

10.04 (lucid)
Kernel Linux 2.6.32-32-generic
GNOME 2.30.2

Dell Optiplex 320