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1) Log out
2) Press ctrl-alt-f1
3) log in as root from the text login screen
4) Run /sbin/init 3
5) Run the installer
6) Run /sbin/init 5 (don't worry about logging out from text mode)
7) Login at the GUI login screen
8) Use the "Display" config applet in the menu to change driver from "nv" to "nvidia".
9) Log out and back in again.
10) You should see the nVidia logo before the login screen appears from now on, that lets you know you're using their drivers.
We should consider putting some of these questions that are asked again and again as a sticky thread here. I've seen about 5-6 people in the last fortnight asking this question, and fair enough - it's hardly obvious. 10 steps, even small ones, is still too many for a driver, even though it's easier than it's ever been.