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When I had installed 11.04 due to my gpu's optimus technology, my laptop could not fully run unity.

I thought that with 11.10 release this would be covered.
When I run nvidia x server I see this message:

You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver...

But when I'm running Additional Drivers application I get this:

This driver is activated and currently in use.

(Which did not happen before)

Additionally, after executing this command at the terminal I got this:

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: unable to create the OpenGL context

So what is wrong? :S

Thank you for your time.

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check it ...i have a fix ...askubuntu.com/questions/164785/… –  One Zero Aug 14 '12 at 0:14

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Bumblebee is a project that aim to deliver a complete experience for those who have a computer based on Nvidia Optimus https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee .

You can also find ppa, a.k.a. software just packed and ready to be installed, at http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/06/bumblebee-gets-a-ppa-brings-nvidia-optimus-graphics-switching-to-ubuntu/ .

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Yes, this was the solution to the problem when I had 11.04. So it isn't fixed in 11.10? Could I install gnome 3 with sudo apt-get install gnome-shell? –  Chris Dec 4 '11 at 13:20
    
sounds like you are looking for a complete guide, i found this one that looks complete and well written ivegotavirus.com/blog/2011/11/06/… –  Micro Dec 4 '11 at 13:25
    
thank you for the link! I will try it in a few hours. What if I want to undo the things I did at the guide? :S Also, by using bumblebee I will run any program I like using optirun programname. What if I don't want the program to run with bumblebee everytime? –  Chris Dec 4 '11 at 18:56

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