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Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use

I've just installed Ubuntu on a new machine and it work perfectly except for the NVidia Graphics driver. When booting from the USB everything worked fine but Ubuntu sent me to the "classic" interface when I booted for the first time.

I installed Unity 2D but it's really not the same thing. Now even when I log on with the Ubuntu interface selected (Unity 3D) Ubuntu logs on with the 2D interface.

I checked the "additional drivers" tool and it tells me that the driver is "activated but not in use"

What can I do to resolve the problem?

Update: here's a screenshot of the "additional drivers" utility Addtitional Drivers activated but not in use

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom, Oli Oct 3 '11 at 13:11

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That's a known issue: Have a look at this Questions, I'm sure this will help you to solve your problem: Is The Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE Blacklisted?

and Geforce Go 7300/7400 blacklisted, can I still run Unity?

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