Thank you megatux, I will attempt this tonight after work. [by usr_drc]
Apparently Ubuntu and NVIDIA graphics cards don't get along. This is because I have received a multitude of issues while trying to install and use my NVIDIA GTX 750Ti graphics card.
I cannot get the monitor plugged into my graphics card, to display anything that looks like a GUI. This has lead me to attempt to install a graphics driver, which has lead to several other problems.
In all likelihood, I have overlooked a fine print somewhere, so this question may sound stupid, but will clear my doubts.
I spent hours trying to install pdo_sqlsrv PDO driver on Ubuntu 13.04 PHP 5.5.3 server. The attempt was based upon a phpinfo() screen-shot sent to me showing such a driver available and enabled.