I’ve recently upgraded my old desktop. For this occasion I decided to go for an Nvidia video card (the GeForce GT220) since it is better supported than ATI cards; and while at it, I also decided to go for a clean install of Ubuntu 9.04 (64-bit, of course). Everything went smoothly. The install time took less than 15 minutes and I was really pleased to see how well the new machine performs.
However, I noticed that large windows lagged when I dragged them around, and the general visual experience on my 25.5″ monitor was far from good. As I suspected, there was no video acceleration enabled. Easy, all I have to do is just to install the Nvidia drivers, right? Wrong.