I'm uncertain of how best to acquire drivers for this card - I know it's quite new and nvidia-current seems to not support it. I gather 334 upwards does, but is there a sensible way to install that without messing around with .run files? I'm always very wary of those and try to avoid them where possible. OS is Mint 16 Cinnamon, 64 bit.
Currently the computer cannot boot (hangs with graphical corruption) unless I use recovery mode, which gets it into software rendering. The previous card was a 4870x2, but unless Mint installed drivers behind my back, I don't believe that I had any specifically installed for it. xorg logs only show recovery mode boots, no failures, and I can't get to a console or indeed do anything when it fails to boot.
As this is a newish installation, I could in theory reinstall, but I'd rather avoid that if possible. Ideally I suppose, I just need to know which particular repo I should be adding to best acquire 334+ drivers, and hopefully things will just work from there. However all I can find about this online is either very specific advice for laptops etc (mostly relating to the empty driver manager), or far too general (eg Debian nvidia driver installation guide, no drivers in 304 will support this card).
Thanks in advance.