you need to install the proprietary nvidia driver.
uelsk8s and stretchedthin, I'm so sorry. I got it mixed up. I thought the proprietary nvidia driver was the one that didn't support 3d acceleration. I read it wrong and installed the nv. I'd be completely lost without you guys.
Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86
(version: 96.43.09) is now complete. Please update your XF86Config or
xorg.conf file as appropriate; see the file
/usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt for details.