ok first let me begin with apologies for a long post.
my freshly installed hardy system does not have driver for nvidia graphics card(nvidia 8400MGS).so i googled and found a site(http://www.lucioalbenga.com/2008/04/...vidia-drivers/
) which gave a step by step installation after downloading driver from
nvidia site.but after complete installation and succesfully creating a module(step 7) in kernal,rebooting stuck up and spat out saying graphics cannot be loaded.so even my pre nvidia-installation look is lost and a very low resolution is set up(which i cannot change) after booting.
then i was told by someone to install missing drivers using synaptic.but because of some network problem or god only knows why it never starts downloading.it just ends up saying unable to fetch some archives(after cancelling the process) .so synaptic is no option..
so i am left with terminal.i want to know how to install a driver in terminal using aptitude.all i want to know is in simple steps which does not include complex vocabulary like kernal modules and X windows.any reference site which works is fine.
let me remind u again that the system is a raw system which has been just installed.so would like you to mention any prerequisite softwares before installing the drivers...