Yesterday I was having a few memory leaks with Compiz, I decided to put this down to the new NVIDIA drivers that I installed.
I purged everything with NVIDIA from my system and booted into Ubuntu 12.04 with Nouveau. I noticed I couldn't install the drivers via jockey, the options were different.
it now read: Nvidia binary Xorg driver and it would even give me an error message when I did decide to install.
Luckily, I managed to install the NVIDIA drivers via the Xswat PPA and rebooted. Guess? My system booted into Nouveau again and I tried to blacklist via the modprob.d/config file and blacklisted old NVIDIA drivers and nouveau and still my system used the open source noveau drivers.
Does anyone know how to 'activate' the NVIDIA drivers? How can I check that they're even installed? Nvidia settings throws an error message warning me of no Xorg driver.