Wanting to test the nvidia drivers work before installing to hard drive,
I can see where in the file manager the restricted drivers are,
but the Hardware Drivers lists nothing at all, so I can't Enable them.
Also downloaded Nvidia's own linux driver,
but (1) it gives me 'permission denied' when I try to copy or move it to Ubuntu from a USB save (even when I am logged in as root, so I maybe need to chmod it)
& (2) the advice here
says it's best to use Ubuntu's provided drivers first anyway, before trying out the one Nvidia provides - or at least that's what I take this to mean:
"Obtaining Needed Software
Before you begin, it is strongly advised that your already have Xorg working acceptably with the 'nv' drivers included."
So I'm not sure how to proceed. Tried here too,
and in answer to the Prerequisites listed, - I'm wanting to enable the full 3D (eg: running some of Ubuntu's games and screensavers I can see that the graphics are very slow / dropping many frames, plus the Hardware Testing does not show up the testcard bars),
I get a line of text to print out from that command given,
and the card is a 8600GT.
Again though, the guide there is saying to Enable the provided drivers using Hardware Drivers, and I can't because they don't show up there!
cheers for any advice for this.
I'd prefer to try the Ubuntu provided drivers first, & see how they do with the card.