Complete linux newbie here:
I did a bunch of searches for "Linux Drivers", but I still don't have the exact answers I'm looking for.
I have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 TI, and Linux Mint 14 with KDE.
I downloaded the 310.32, Linux x86_64 driver from http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
Except when I click on the downloaded .run file, it just opens up Kate which is a text editor for KDE. Do I just copy and paste that into the terminal? Or how do I "run" the file?
Second approach I opened up the Additional Drivers application:
There are 4 drivers there, but they have no numbering or clear descriptions on how they're different from each other (see attached image). Which one is the right one?
How do I tell if I should use these or the one from the website if they don't have any version numbers?
Are the "experimental" drivers safe to use for average people?
I downloaded one of the seemingly identical non-experimental drivers. Restarted the computer, there's a green light that says it's activated, but not currently in use
How do I get the driver to be "in use" then? I already have the KDE destop set to OpenGL mode, is there something else I need to do to "turn on" the driver, or is it already working?
Any help would be appriciated!