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mmcclain
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Fred –

I figured it out after some google searching. You basically have to disable the xserver ( gui interface ) of mint and login as root. I downloaded the drivers from nvidia copied them to my home directory, disabled the xserver, logged in as root, navigated over to my home directory and kicked of the installer from there. One of the issues I had was after I ran the command from a terminal window my screen was completely black. The problem ended up being the fact that I was using a 4 x 3 monitor and the text was being displayed off screen. I swapped out a wide screen monitor to fix that issue. Here’s some links that should help you:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=196984

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/352.21/README/installdriver.html

When you login as root use the same password you used when you created the user during the installation of Mint.

Hope this helps…..

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