I have been facing problems with NVIDIA Legacy 96.XX drivers for a while. I am using ASUS A7N266VM with Geforce 2 MX Onboard GPU.
Whenever I install 96.XX drivers on any Linux system, system freezes at the NVIDIA logo. The only way to get out is hard boot.
I have attached logs below. Let me know if any additional information is required here.
PS: Please ignore xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log from nvidia-bug-report.log. I have attached these files separately. What you might see in nvidia-bug-report.log is the working configuration for the "nv" driver.