Tried that. Here's what happened (I'm getting a different series of messages, but no X
While installing the Nvidia driver, I got one warning message saying how the Nvidia drivers conflicted with some other module called nvefib (not sure on spelling there, had to jot it down very quickly)....the installation noted that the Nvidia driver would be installed, but would not work properly as long as this other thing was enabled.
After installation, I checked the xorg.conf file to see if there was anything like what the nvidia driver install wizard said, but I couldn't see anything.
I went ahead and removed the "load "dri" and "load GLcore" commands from the xorg.conf "module" section.
I also changed the "driver" section so "nv" became "nvidia".
(1) Restarted, then saw the following error as soon as the boot went through:
KSDBNT invalid arguement. Failed to bind key 255 to value 3162.
(2) Checking Xorg.0.log I found these messages:
(EE) NVIDIA (0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useable configuration
(3) When trying to start x, I got the following error message:
no screens found
XI0: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server "l0.0" after 0 request
Then booted back into Windows to check google for all of the above listed problems...there are entries and resources around, but I'm not sure how (if) they all tie together...
Had to try one more time before I come crying for help
While booting, this error appears early on:
usr/bin/rhgb: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.500: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
The problem I saw in (1) was no longer present. (2) and (3) still were there.
Which (and in what order, if any) do I need to go and fix?
I appreciate how helpful people are here!