Thanks to the thread I found, I added the x-swat PPA for Natty and upgraded to the 280.13 drivers.
A final snippet from /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[ 24.470] (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
[ 24.470] (II) NVIDIA(0): "nvidia-auto-select"
[ 24.470] (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 2560 x 1600
[ 24.493] (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (101, 101); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
Well since, I took up space on nvnews' hard drives, I hope this can at least be of help to someone else later!