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Installing Nvidia drivers on W530 with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not sure if it's the particular laptop model (Lenovo W530) or the particular Ubuntu version (12.04 LTS) or perhaps the fact I'm a complete and utter Linux newbie, but getting this show on the road has been quite a bumpy ride, to say the least (just shoot me would probably describe it more accurately, all I wanted was to set up a dual monitor environment).

5 things to consider when moving from Windows to Ubuntu

1.
You'll have to download utilities to perform even the most basic tweaking (tool tip color, anyone?). Don't worry, there's an apt-get for that.
2.
If you didn't apt-got it, the chances of it to actually work drop exponentially with the number of *.sh files in its bin directory.
3.The true meaning of an "Open Source" project is that you can't get it to work unless you open its source. C'est la vie.
4. Even when software is commercial, the sooner you leave your "things should work after you install them" assumption behind, the less you'll want to bang your head against the wall when they don't, which is a most considerable amount of time.
5.Sometimes doing stuff with your bear arms and the shell is actually more productive. Linux shell is pretty awesome, the force is strong with this one.