Google Spider wrote:http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Well, I've tried installing the package downloaded from the above URL. But the installer says I must turn off X first, which I don't know how.
Anyway, I've also figured out an easier workaround:
1. Go to Control Center > Hardware Drivers, and enable the restricted driver for your nVidia Graphics card.
2. The applet would attempt to download the necessary package off of the internet, which of course fails since there's no Internet connection after all.
3. You'll see an error message containing an URL like
4. Copy and paste the URL into a text file, download the file using any internet-capable PC.
Installing the driver is fairly simple. Just double click the file (nvidia-glx_96.43.05+184.108.40.206-19.45_i386.deb in my case), enter your log on password when prompted and follow the instructions. That's it.
It's a noob thingy, hopefully useful to other noobs.
Btw, if the file you're looking for isn't available anymore, you may want to browse the HTTP server. Simply go to http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/l/linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24/
using a web browser and look for a file similar to the one needed by your Mint installation.