i've got an idea of why you and i are having this problem. i lack the time to try this out at the moment. but i am going to try in the next 24 hours. i suspect that you and i are lacking PCMCIA support in our kernels because we are on desktop systems and have no need for it, but the NVdriver is a universal driver for graphics cards including ones that are on notebooks and they need the PCMCIA support. so maybe we should try putting that support in our kernels. tell me if that works for you. i'll post my results when they come out. that might take a day or two though.