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Sorry if this has been asked already, I've checked all over but didn't find anything related to my problem (at least specifically, also, I'm a newbie).

Anyway, here goes, I recently had to reinstall Ubuntu (12.04) after some tragic mishaps. I reformatted the HDD and everything, install ran without a hitch, but upon logging in, my system can't seem to detect or locate my Geforce 560GTX card.

What can I do and what other information do I need to put up?

Also, what are the commands to access them?

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What do you mean by "can't seem to detect or locate"?. Have you read askubuntu.com/questions/61396/… –  Luis Jun 18 '13 at 21:34
    
Wait, do you have an Nvidia video card or an Ati one? since you mention the fglrx driver. Please read the link I provided for the Nvidia cards. For the Ati cards check: askubuntu.com/questions/124292/… –  Luis Jun 18 '13 at 21:56
    
I have a Nvidia card, the fglrx driver is the only one I can see in 'Additional Drivers' –  L0stTh0ught Jun 18 '13 at 21:58
    
I noticed the first issue was that my monitor went to sleep after the install restarted my computer. I thought, 'no big deal, just got to re-install the drivers or something. At first I just activated the fglrx from 'additional drivers' in system settings, just in case. Then I found a guide that told me to download NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30.run, and afterward to enter TTY, log in and go to the directory that the file was in and input these commands: sudo service lightdm stop sudo chmod a+x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30.run sudo./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30.run –  L0stTh0ught Jun 18 '13 at 21:59

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To get information about the GPU, you can run the commands:

sudo lshw -c display
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 VGA

The open source driver "nouveau" is used for nVidia cards by default. The driver should be mentioned in the output of both commands. If the output of the first one mentions "UNCLAIMED", then there is no driver in use.

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I don't have enough characters to post all the information that I got for the commands, the dvi cable is plugged in to the motherboard and according to the sudo lshw -c display command, it's a radeon. Neither report makes any mention of the nouveau or my card. –  L0stTh0ught Jun 18 '13 at 22:07
    
Are you sure that your GPU is nVidia? The fglxr (mentioned in a comment above) and radeon drivers are both for AMD/ATI graphics. –  Elias Ps Jun 18 '13 at 22:10
    
I'm staring long and intimately at the box the card came in, the sticker on the card itself, as well as the fancy bevelled writing on the casing of the card. I assure you, it's a NVidia. I turned on the fglrx because I figured, "Why not?" –  L0stTh0ught Jun 18 '13 at 22:12
    
How do I show you the information the commands gave back to me? –  L0stTh0ught Jun 18 '13 at 22:17
    
the other command provides too much information for me to be able to post up l0stth0ught@Navi:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780 [Radeon HD 3200] [1002:9610] Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82f1] Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci –  L0stTh0ught Jun 18 '13 at 22:25

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