General questions about using proprietary nvidia drivers
I'm about to buy a notebook with an NVIDIA graphics card in it, but I have absolutely no experience with using NVIDIA graphics in Linux. As far as I know, NVIDIA provides good proprietary drivers – and that's where my knowledge on this topic ends.
For what period of time does NVIDIA usually provide these drivers? Is it like with warranties, 2 years? If so, what do you do then? Buy new laptops, or is there a way to run older proprietary drivers in latest versions of a linux distribution? Are there dependency problems?
If there are some tutorials that cover this problem nicely, please point me to them.
The notebook I'm thinking about buing is ASUS-K53SV-SX582, the graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, and yes, I know about the possible issues there, but these are being addressed in another thread. Here I'd just like to find yout more about general issues concerning NVIDIA cards and linux.
Thanks a lot, any information or links would be really appreciated.:-)