Originally Posted by james2b
With the included nouveau nvidia driver, is that good enough display for standard every day type computer use, and no games. Also can I just search for, find, and install the propriety NVIDIA display driver with the package manager. ?
As Dexta pointed out the nouveau driver is fine for everyday use if you don't need 3d. You do need 3d for desktop effects and things like Google Earth.
No you can't just install the drivers with the package manager. You need to follow all the steps in the guide. Miss any and it won't work and you probably won't have a graphical desktop. It isn't difficult, Leigh has refined it over many versions.
There may be another option for installing drivers. Search for Autoten. It will automatically install many things and complete all the need steps, I understand. Haven't tried it but many others recommend it.