Originally Posted by netllama
There's nothing in the nvidia driver that would have any impact on installing packages (RPMs, DEBs, etc). Its quite possible that you're hitting multiple problems which all trigger a hang.
It is complicated, what I can see is: these problems only happen in use of driver NVIDIA. When i was using the version ubuntu 6,06, I did not have any type of problem with this. However, when I did upgrade to the recent versions i couldnt even use the acceleration 3D. With this last release of NVIDIA's driver, finally it was possible to install and to use the acceleration 3d normally, however I have some collateral effects in my machine. The funny is, the drivers of NVIDIA have no influence on these problems.