troubleshooting X server. (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)

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http://askubuntu.com – I am attempting to learn opengl. Due to a hardware failure my primary machine is now an old laptop that has outdated opengl. My box running ubuntu 11.10 does have a suitable graphics card. I would like to develop console to full screen opengl programs on my server box. It is currently my understanding that I need to have X server and a window manager installed in order for opengl programs to function. I used the following commands: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core sudo apt-get install openbox sudo apt-get install nvidia-173 To test X server I ran xinit which gave me t (HowTos)