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I am currently running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Compaq Presario V3010US.
My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 which appears to be running properly with some limitations (missing effects from CompizConfig).
While utilizing the "Hardware Drivers" configuration a recommended driver is listed but when I attempt to activate this driver I encounter an error. This error turns my attention to the log file :
This log file is extensive and I do not wish to post pages of code unless requested.
The configuration does however list that "a different driver is in use".
I have scoured threads to ensure that I have not posted a question that has been answered to no avail. Please bear in mind that I am in my Linux infancy and my grasp of this incredible operating system is cursory at best. I appreciate the help as well as the patience necessary to assist someone in my position.
I am also running the same Ubuntu with the same graphics. I activated the recommended driver (185.18.36) with absolutely no problems. After the recommended restart, everything, including GLX, works fine. There is a newer driver available from Nvidia that I run on my Fedora distro but I see no reason to update my Ubuntu distro because I'm satisfied with the tested driver. Without more detail, others won't even know what questions to ask before they can help you out. Suggest you attach your /var/log/xorg.*.log.
EDIT: Your jockey.log is important also. Useful clues should be found near bottom.
Last edited by LouRobytes; 04-17-2010 at 02:34 PM.
The driver available at Nvidia is their latest version (195.36.15). I just downloaded and installed without problems. You'll have to google to find the install steps for Ubuntu. If you install this driver, you'll have to re-install every time you update your kernel.