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XFree86-DRI missing on display ":0.0"

I am running Ubuntu (tried both hardy and intrepid) 64-bit with an nVidia graphics card, using the native nVidia driver and the get following message when I try to start FAB 3000

wharvey@hnlwnh1:/opt/scripts$ ./fab3000 
': not a valid identifier: `
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".

fab3000 is my startup script:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/opt/numerical/FAB-2008/lib  
cd /opt/numerical/FAB3000/

When I try it on my macbook (2'nd gen with ATI video) I get an error about a missing nvidia component.

Any idea how to get around this problem?

I found the following in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file:

(II) "dri" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//
    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  173.14.12  Thu Jul 17 18:18:16 PDT 2008
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.1

Sure looks like it should be there...
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There are many distributions of Linux available nowadays (RedHat, SUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc) and each has it's own unique quarks & tricks which may need to be implemented to run various software products.  For best results we recommend using the RedHat distribution which we use here for development or SUSE; they both appear to be the most complete linux distributions.

From research using Google, this seems to be a fairly common problem with the Ubuntu distribution. Please refer to this link on the Ubuntu Forum:

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