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This tutorial covers how to easily install proprietary drivers for your Nvidia or ATI video card using envy. These are the drivers that are listed in the download section of the ATI and NVIDIA Websites. Advantage to installing these drivers over the nvidia-glx or xorg-driver-fglrx are that you get a nice GUI control panel and advanced features to work with.
We will be using a script called “envy” created by Alberto Milone.
Ubuntu does not ship with NVIDIA 3D acceleration enabled. Getting the NVIDIA Geforce video card working to it’s full potential requires the installation of an additional glx driver package. The nvidia-glx driver will allow us to make better use of the Geforce type video card. The process is simple, however many tutorials make it more complex than need be.