I get the same kernel and XFree86 version like you.
My card is a Nvidia GeForce Ti 200
I only encounter problems with the DVI output not well-recognised
Wheras my D-sub with "nvidia" driver added and modules loaded works well
I don't know if i'm from a great help
I just want an information
When we put "vesa" or "nv" the full video card power can't be used
do you agree?
I'm not sure about that..