Since AaronP asked for it, here's my take:
Unfortunately I have to second Miroslav II: Also the new version (169.09) crashes X inevitably at change of a resolution.
What I wonder: Would there be an earlier version of the driver that supports my NVIDIA GPU GeForce 7050 PV, and is known to not crash?
Why do I need to change resolution? For the TV-out. When it is connected, in order to activate it, I need to click 'Apply', and that will kill the X session.
P.S.: I had to remove several lines of 'loadable objects', because the report was longer than the allowed maximal size.
Maybe someone can increase the limit?