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So I've seen a lot of these questions and tried a dozen different solutions with no luck. This is the latest one in case it matters (https://www.benjaminwiedmann.net/fix-nouveau-driver-issues-on-ubuntu-12-04-install-nvidia-drivers.html).

Two issues that came up that I couldn't get past or find useful material on were:

  • update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for gl_conf when running sudo update-alternatives --config gl_conf
  • You do not appear to be using your NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file when running sudo nvidia-settings

Results of lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vgaest -p:

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780C [Radeon HD 3100] [1002:9611]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82ee]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 520] [10de:1040] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device [1682:301a]
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidia_current, nvidia_current_updates, nouveau, nvidiafb

Any ideas on where I could go from here would be greatly appreciated :)

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Did you look at any of these questions: askubuntu.com/q/92998/25656, askubuntu.com/q/223610/25656, askubuntu.com/q/159768/25656 ? –  user25656 Jan 24 '13 at 5:16
Did you even look at the links you posted? The 1st and 3rd are not relevant, and the 2nd doesn't even have a single solution posted. You're only serving to further clutter the board with unanswered questions by spamming. –  CodedMonkey Jan 25 '13 at 3:24
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