i've a Geforce 2, and I've problems with more recent driver.
Dec 16 21:19:01 ratman kernel: 0: nvidia: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 nvidia.o Kernel Module 1.0-4496 Wed Jul 16 19:03:09 PDT 2003
Dec 16 21:19:19 ratman kernel: 0: NVRM: rm_init_adapter faile
Note that if I reinstall the version 1.0.2314 it works fine.
I've already read the README, but I don't find any clue. The kernel driver error message is the only error I can find.