Been trying for the last several days to get Nvidia's proprietary drivers working correctly on my computer. I've tried half a dozen different distros, and I've tried various guides to install the drivers correctly, and nothing has worked. I've tried completely blacklisting and purging Nouveau and installing the drivers found here: http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDow ... pe=GeForce
Basically what happens now is I disable Nouveau, reboot, install the nvidia drivers, reboot, and then X fails to start (just a black screen). If I don't remove Nouveau first then the proprietary drivers won't even install. When I try to switch to a different tty it shows up for a a few seconds, but then my screen turns solid red and I can't do anything. I have a GTX 680.
Anyways, if you guys have any advice on how I can finally get the proprietary drivers to work correctly, that would be wonderful. Let me know if you need any other details. Thanks!
EDIT: Also, I'm fairly new to Linux, so go easy on me. Though I work in IT (with Windows mostly) so don't go too easy.