What is wrong with nvidia-current?
aptitude show nvidia-current
State: not installed
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <email@example.com>
Uncompressed Size: 129M
Depends: x11-common (>= 1:7.0.0), make, sed (> 3.0), dkms, linux-libc-dev, libc6-dev, linux-headers-generic | linux-headers,
patch, acpid, libc6 (>= 2.2.5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libx11-6, libxext6, libxv1, libxvmc1, zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4)
Provides: xorg-driver-video, xserver-xorg-video-8
Description: NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
The binary driver provide optimized hardware acceleration of OpenGL applications via a direct-rendering X Server. AGP, PCIe,
SLI, TV-out and flat panel displays are also supported.
This package also includes the source for building the kernel module required by the Xorg driver, and provides NVIDIA's
implementation of the Video Decode and presentation API. The latter enables acceleration for NVIDIA 8 and later series cards
for h264 video.
GPUs such as GeForce series 6 or newer are supported.
See /usr/share/doc/nvidia-current/README.txt.gz for a complete list of supported GPUs and PCIIDs