I am quite new to linux but I managed to install Mint 14 onto my external driver and I am very happy to be on this forum.
My question is I would like to install my graphic card's driver on mint.So I downloaded the driver from Nvidia's official page.But I couldnt install it.
When I tried to run the driver mint says
" could not open the file ....." and in small letters " gedit has not been able to detect the character encoding.Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file.Select a character encoding from the menu and try again."
the driver's name ends ".run" is it normal?should I do sth
when I ran " Software Source" on mint, it says " Nvidia GT 218 (GEFORCE G210M) This device is using an alternative driver " and there are five options listed under this sentece and " using x.org x server ............" was thicked..should I change it
when I look at "details " on mint it says " Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 " on "graphic" section.
what should I do..? My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce 210M 512 MB..and I run Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit Cinnamon .the driver I downloaded is 310.32.run
thanks a lot