Re: GeForce 210 fails with 195.36.31 & kernel 2.6.32-21|2.6.32-22
Hm. It has to be an Ubuntu specific problem. I use Debian Squeeze with the 2.6.32 kernel and have a Gf210 - it works well with all drivers i tried on it (190 series - 256 series).
Have you blacklisted nouveau + disabled kms in the boot menu? Because if kms is on, the nvidia driver fails.