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Additional Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was released day before yesterday and I happily upgraded my laptop. I have Nvidia graphics card on my laptop and was using proprietary Nvidia drivers. But the upgrade replaced the driver with Nouveau open source driver. The only problem was it made my laptop horribly slow and Unity wouldn't work displaying only black or red and nothing. It took some struggling to find out that it wasn't using Nvidia driver but once I knew this it was very easy to enable it. Open 'Additional Driver' and choose Nvidia right? Wrong. There is no program called additional drivers. Hmm, it was renamed from Hardware drivers or something like that so maybe they renamed it back. There must be a team of people on Canonical who doesn't have any significant work and only make bullshit changes. But no there is no hardware drivers either. So after going to applications on unity and clicking more suggestions I found 'Additional Drivers'. I was installing it