So what become of this? I (had) have the same problem. Strange thing is, it was like this when I used Mandrake too. This is inclusive of the previous driver release as well. It's been some time now I've been stumped on this.
Bright side was it forced me to get real quick with command line tools and commands.......
P4 1.6 CPU
Abit KHT-7 Motherboard
7 hundred something SDRAM :-)
GeForce 3 Ti 500 by PNY Technologies.
I do like the perfomance when X finnaly does load but I'm not pleased with waiting > 5 mintues for it to load......
I too show no errors in my X log.