Re: 195.36.08: Freeze on starting xorg with 8500GT
For a problem like this where the system completely freezes, unfortunately it sometimes means that the kernel is unable to write error messages to the system log. You might be able to get better results if you remount the filesystem your logs are on with "mount -o remount,sync" before reproducing the problem. If that doesn't help, setting up a serial console or a netconsole to capture the log messages.
Please also start X with "startx -- -logverbose 6" to capture more information to the log file.
Does the freeze still occur if instead of starting X, you run "cat /dev/nvidia0"?