I've been trying to get my graphic card working under ubuntu and opensuse but to no avail.
First, i tried through additional drivers, but after installation it keeps saying "this driver is activated but not currently in use". That is 3D-accelerated proprietary graphics driver for NVIDIA cards.
I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit). After installation I selected "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended] from the Additional Drivers dialog box and let it download and install.
I updated my system to the latest Nvidia driverslocal/lib32-nvidia-utils 304.43-1
NVIDIA drivers utilities and libraries. (32-bit)
NVIDIA drivers for linux.
NVIDIA drivers utilities and libraries.when using the older 302.x Nvidia drivers, gpm at login, and then X both works.
I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 500 series card, and cannot install the video driver needed:
Additional drivers doesn't find any
Downloading and installing the driver from the Nvidia website doesn't work
CTRL+ALT+F1 gives an error ("no native mode, forcing panel scaling)
my monitor stays flickering
Earlier today I downgraded the driver for my nvidia 240 GT from version 310 to version 304 using ubuntus "additional drivers" utility. After the install I rebooted but instead of opening unity and allowing me to login it booted into tty1 instead.