OpenGL issue; Ubuntu 12.04 (others too)
Maybe someone here has a solution or encounters the same problem on a similar build. So I have a GeForce Sparkle 6600 LE card and have installed the latest driver it wants from me, which is 304.64 (unless that is wrong?).
However, I cannot use my GPU in my system at all if I plan to boot into a Linux OS. I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edbuntu, Linux Mint (Nadia and Maya), Manjaro and have tried Arch, but I can't get that to even boot up to installation if the GPU is in. If I put the card in after I install the driver, I get pulled into a black screen that does nothing. The computer is still on, but it is like it isn't at the same time. Booting into recovery or safe graphics mode results in a Command Line Screen, only it displays that it is trying to boot into safe graphics mode, but never does. I have let it sit for about twenty minutes before I did a hard shut off.
Inside without the GPU I can see and do everything quiet normally, but whenever I run Steam and try to play TF2 or if I try to run anything that requires OpenGL, I get a "you do not have OpenGL installed" and this blasted problem in Steam;
Could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'| Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be updated
Which then reports I should update my nvidia-settings, but that makes me reboot which either does one of two things 1) boots me to a black screen or 2) boots in fine with the wrong driver like 256. I have read countless threads for nearly two weeks straight now and the only step I have seen and could not do is install "lib32-nvidia-utils". I cannot find it, and if I try to install via the terminal, I get "E: Unable to locate package lib32-nvidia-utils".
Here is my info. I have multiple distros, mainly using Linux Mint and Ubuntu, but I will settle if I could get Steam or rather any OpenGL required software/game to work in whatever distro I must. So for now, I'll post my Ubuntu info;
Release: Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) 64bit
Kernel Version: 3.2.0-36-generic
GCC Version: 4.6 (x86_64-linux-gnu)
Xorg Version: 1.11.3
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor
GPU: Currently using on board, "GeForce 6150SE nForce 430".
External GPU: GeForce Sparkle 6600 LE 256mb card
I know only one other person with a setup like mine and is having the same exact issues, only their GPU is 512mb version instead.
Any suggestions, guys?
*I can launch Steam fine and it runs smoothly outside of games, if this matters.