That forum is for Mint 9 (Isadora)
I had success with this one: viewtopic.php?f=175&t=49157
And I've seen a couple of threads including this: viewtopic.php?t=82424&f=191
to do this:
sudo echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
also possibly look at this: http://jfsaucier.wordpress.com/2011/01/ ... ds-laptop/
They all seem to say pretty much the same thing.
Now... what worked for me before
I used the 'additional drivers' and found that worked better was:
1. Download the driver for your card (also for linux) from nvidia.com in the support and drivers section. save it somewhere you can find it.
2. sudo service kdm stop
3. sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
4. add nouveau to blacklist.conf
OR create blacklist-nouveau.conf
(both are in /etc/modprobe.d/
) -- see below
a. blacklist nouveau
alias nvidia nvidia-current
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off
(I don't remember where I read to put all these in the file, but I have it written down as working -- until I broke it again)
5. sudo reboot
6. get back to terminal, sudo service kdm stop
7. navigate to where you downloaded nvidia driver
8. sudo sh nvidia(bunch of numbers).run
9. when it asks you about doing something with X server, say yes.
10. sudo reboot
If none of these work.... I have no idea what else to do. Might have to get someone in here who really knows their shtuff.