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Comment 74 for bug 772207

I found this thread when I noticed when running the Additional Drivers app that I also see 2 selections. First one is titled "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver 173", the 2nd one is called "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended]. It appears that my card should work with the other driver, just wondering what the difference between these two sets of drivers are. Version 173 in the Additional Drivers window says "this driver is not activated" while the one with the moniker (version current) says "this driver is active but not currently in use" Let me know if I can post any other info to help:

I will attempt to run version 173 and come back after testing it.

uname -a
Linux tower-AY138AAR-ABA-CQ5320Y 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GT 240/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 270.41.06

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity supported: yes

$ lspci|grep nVidia
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT215 [GeForce GT 240] (rev a2)
02:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GT 240/PCI/SSE2
    GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_copy_image,
    GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info, GL_OES_depth24,
    GL_OES_fbo_render_mipmap, GL_OES_get_program_binary, GL_OES_mapbuffer,

dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia
ii nvidia-173 173.14.30-0ubuntu1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-common 0.2.30 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
ii nvidia-current 270.41.06-0ubuntu1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-settings 270.29-0ubuntu1 Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver