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Trying to add vidio driver

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March 9, 2011 11:53:11 PM

This is the problem I run" lspci -v" which checks all drivers on my system and more. It says kernel driver in use: nouveau
then under that it says kernel modules: nvidia recent,nvidia-96,nouveau,nvidiafb
So what it looks like I have 3-4 drivers for my video card loaded and one, nouveau, being used. I think they conflict with each other. I'm trying to add drivers other then nouveau, because the mouse freezes with nouveau. At this point I can't seem to get rid of nouveau, I go to terminal and type"sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau" and it says that it's not loaded so I can't dump it. "lspci-v" says nouveau is the driver being used and trying to dump it it says it isn't installed. ?????????confused. I want to dump nouveau, what should I do? I also go into Synaptic package manager and it isn't listed as being installed. All help exepted!

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March 11, 2011 5:06:11 PM

Which distribution and which version is it? Which kernel are you running (check with eg. "uname -a")? (I take it's one installed by the distro by default...)

How do you manage drivers on the machine, with apt-get and Synaptic only? Do you update regularly, eg. apt-get update?
March 11, 2011 5:44:18 PM

varis said:
Which distribution and which version is it? Which kernel are you running (check with eg. "uname -a")? (I take it's one installed by the distro by default...)

How do you manage drivers on the machine, with apt-get and Synaptic only? Do you update regularly, eg. apt-get update?

I would be willing to except any proprietary drivers for my Nvidia 6600gt 173.14.28-96.43.19,- 260.19.36, -260.19.44-I would even try 260.19.09. The additional driver program hasn't helped me, because I think that Nouveau is getting in the way.(I just get frozen Ubunto.) Nouveau the one that " inlspci -v" says itsthe driver being used but when I try to unload it it says it didn't unload it because it's not loaded. The"name -a" is Linux ubuntujon 2.6.35-28-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 1 14:40:58 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux. I down load new files when my update manager says there is updates.(every other day)Yes nouveau is distributed with Ubuntu CD. Since my Additional driver doesn't work I decided to try using Synaptic, some of the proprietary drivers I would like to try are listed in Synaptic. But I can't get rid of nouveau because it is not loaded or it is loaded depending on the way I check it. If you can help at all please do.

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