Aha- no wonder! I just remembered, to make sure i was getting the nvidia-current from the ppa you gave me, I disabled all the other repos to make sure i would only have the right packages showing.
[rant]Sometimes i feel like such an idiot- but now is not one of these times. NOW I FEEL EVEN DUMBER..
anyways I'll disable those and then post progress- I have to get it working tonight or I'll have to install windows which is going to be a real hassle (i'll have to try installing windows alongside
of linux, not fun)