Originally posted by greengoblin
If I wanted to use "nv", then it would be better for me not to install the nvidia drivers at all
Sorry, it seems I wasn't really clear. My comment to use "nv" was aimed at eduardp, who seemed to want to get some GUI up, presumably to go download the .tar.gz drivers (even though you can use lynx or links or w3c for that, they're text-mode Web browsers). It obviously isn't a permanent fix!