I'm trying to build a Linux HTPC. I have a dual core 64 bit Opteron with an nVidia GeForce 7300 GT and Slackware 12 with a custom 220.127.116.11 kernel.
I've tried a number of nVidia drivers. I had trouble building the kernel module until finding a patch for the x86-1.0-9755 at http://home.hiwaay.net/~craigg/linux/NV_patch.html
. After patching the module compiled. I get no errors in the X11 log or the nvidia-installer log; all of the modules including nvidia seem to load successfully after startx. However, the X server consumes virtually all of the CPU resources and all I see is a black screen. SSH lets me poke around and X is running like mad.
I've tried tweaking the xorg.conf file but I've not found the solution yet, and I'm suspect the problem isn't a simple configuration error.
Any ideas would be most appreciated.