Re: a) hooray!; b) nvidia-settings
[quote=zander;2159734]@zBeeble: a 64-bit binary of nvidia-settings was included with the amd64 driver package; are you saying that doesn't work for you, or that you haven't been able to locate it on your system?
Ah. You're absolutely right. I didn't expect this. I had fetched and compiled it (which doesn't work). Thank-you.
I'm not using it full-time yet, but I'm considering that soon. So far, I havn't been able to identify any other problems. My system does not crash exiting X.