Originally Posted by yo2boy
Thanks for the reply conky. Anyway, I've blacklisted nouveau and it seems to have fixed the boot problems. Now ubuntu loads correctly. But, now when I want to enable 3D effects, the "Extra effects" option won't do anything.
The 96.43.* series is old enough that its support for 32-bit GLX visuals with alpha is a little bit off, so you have to manually enable it with the AddARGBGLXVisuals option (see the entry for it here