Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!
Seems I am in the same boat. I'm on a Dell SC1430, dual quad, 1.6Ghz, BIOS v1.4.0 (latest), NVidia 8800GT, 180.29 driver.
Tried a bunch of stuff:
-played with IRQ settings in the limited Dell BIOS
Haven't recompiled the kernel yet. Will try that next. Ugh.