2 Husse, NiksaVel - Thanks for the feedback, guys!
Argh.... I'm a complete linux newbie and a bit confused actually. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in order to install drivers from either nvidia or with envy tool I need internet connection. But I actually can't have it cos I'm using VPN and unable to set it up properly w/o GUI (pptpconfig)
( doh... and what about offline download? can I get drivers from other PC connected to Internet and then just copy them to mine and install?
See, the funny thing is that I've choosen Mint over Ubuntu just cos it has all codecs audio & video and i don't have to look for them with Internet