It got rid of the error, but jockey still had no drivers showing. So I installed nvidia-current (i think it's the version from the xswat team ppa) and restarted (with no xorg.conf, but with the file artem suggested in etc/modprobe.d) to no avail. I get this:
"FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
(EE) NVIDIA: FAiled to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
(EE) NVIDIA: systems kernel log for additional error messages.
(EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
(EE) NVIDIA: No drivers available.
This is really getting frustrating, I'm right back to where I started, and three days wasted.
Which packages DO
I need for it to work?