wrong nvidia driver installed on restricted-driver activation
After installing the restricted nvidia-drivers and rebooting the driver would fail to load and Ubuntu would revert to the failsafe graphics.
In synaptic I saw Ubuntu installed nvidia-current (version 195.36.15 ...) but mixed a few different versions of other packages with it (nvidia-
I tried installing the correct packages (nvidia-glx-185 and such (which is version 195.36.15; very confusing))
Now the driver says it's "enabled but not in use".
I thought about changing the xorg.conf file myself, but I haven't had to open one in a year or so and now it appears an xorg.conf file is no longer necessary.
Date: Sun Mar 21 00:33:36 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
DkmsStatus: nvidia-current, 195.36.15, 2.6.32-16-generic, x86_64: installed
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta amd64 (20100318)
MachineType: System manufacturer Maximus Formula
Package: nvidia-current 195.36.15-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic x86_64
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.name: Maximus Formula
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.product.name: Maximus Formula
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer