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Mint 9 Isadora, nVidia GeForce GT620 video card. This is an old desktop that I am slowly transitioning to my new desktop, but I'd like to get my dual booted ...
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    Install nVidia driver


    Mint 9 Isadora, nVidia GeForce GT620 video card. This is an old desktop that I am slowly transitioning to my new desktop, but I'd like to get my dual booted Mint (with WinXP) running properly in case I keep it or pass it on.

    When my video card died and I installed a new one, my graphics settings reverted to something very basic and unacceptable - resolution choices only 640x480 and 800x600. I didn't know how to use any installed utilities to update to a new driver, so went out to the nVidia site and DLed the appropriate driver for Linux.

    I also Googled and searched for help on this forum and most of what I turned up used "3rd Party Repository: xorg-edgers" with the following steps to install nVidia drivers:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppaorg-edgers/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

    However, replies to that post reported serious problems as well as successes, and searching on "3rd Party Repository: xorg-edgers" brought additional horror stories.

    It's been a while since I DLed the driver "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19.run" so there may be a newer one I should use, but don't know how to install it. Any links to a detailed set of instructions would be greatly appreciated.

    I suppose that alternately I could just install a new version of Mint.

    Thanks!
    Optiker

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    I would update from Isadora before anything else was tried.

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    I am not responsible for any breakage caused by you using a unsupported Mint edition with unsupported ppa's.

    I suppose that alternately I could just install a new version of Mint.
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    OK - thanks! Proceeding to install Mint 15.

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