I have exactly the same problem, I'm using the standard 9.1 installation and no X with the new drivers, no matter what I change it stops after setting the resolution.
Now I already have installed the same driver for two others using mdk9.1 with no problem at all, one even has the exact same 3D card.
P4+GeForce4 Ti420 : no problem
Athlon XP 1800+GeForce2 MX400 : no problem
Athlon XP 2200+GeForce2 MX400 : yes problem
it seems to be random, the only thing I can think of is that it's mobo related?
all 3 are desktop PCs with more or less the same standard settings installed with the exact same mdk9.1 CDs
what the hell is the problem? my mobo is KT400, I know the others are not using that mobo.
can anyone plz help?