Last week I switched to modular Xorg (I had 7.1 already though) on Gentoo. I uninstalled my complete X, edited my make.conf to
VIDEO_CARDS="nv nvidia vesa" and INPUT_DEVICES="mouse keyboard" and reinstalled xorg.
Everything works fine with the nv and vesa driver, but not with the nvidia driver. X is starting, but whenever I switch to a console (ctrl+alt+f#) my comp freezes completely. I also have this problem when I logoff (yet again a switch to a console) and when I try glxinfo in a terminal.
I tried version 8776 and 9746, makes no difference.
Some errors I get during the boot of X:
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(EE) Error loading keymap /var/tmp/server-0.xkm
Help needed pls, getting tired of these hard shutdowns