So you go on IRC as root... You said you used Linux before, right?
Anyways, I have an Nvidia card, too, so I think I can help you with that. The Nvidia website has a cool thing where you can select your OS, your card, your language, and it gives you the driver. And it even gives you instructions. Cool, huh?
I think I Googled something like, "nvidia drivers".
Day late and a dollar short, see above.
Originally Posted by s0sick
The nvidia website will not always suggest drivers via the "auto-find" application. Sometimes it will suggest only to go to the oem website.