yes i did try it with that driver and the latest stable. still no fix. i couldn't follow the above guide to the "T" because i couldn't find the files that i was supposed to edit. my error logs are saying something along the lines of kernel error or something.
here is a thread i was involved in to get this problem fixed, but never did get it working. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=259034
i appreciate your help and would loooooove to have the nvidia driver installed. thank you!