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i have an 8600 and i just use the restricted drivers, is there any benefit to using the nvidia drivers? i have yet to try and install them
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i have an 8600 and i just use the restricted drivers, is there any benefit to using the nvidia drivers? i have yet to try and install them
Restricted drivers are good to use If They Work.

In this case, im fairly sure the 9600GT isnt supported by the restricted drivers.

Restricted repositories are fairly slow to pick up after a driver update, which is where The Official driver comes in handy.
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They are both the same drivers, just installed in different ways (and the official nVidia ones are often newer, as it takes a while to get them put into the repos).

Once you have installed it, run it (nvidia-xconfig) - it should set up your x display, hopefully.

By the way, you did get version 173.14.05 (the latest) right? It's the only version that supports the 9600GT.
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