Originally Posted by mereset
The 173.14.35 driver is working well for me with a similar setup as yours. (FX5200 -128MB, Debian Unstable with X.Org: 22.214.171.1242). I am using the 3.4 series kernel (3.4-trunk-486) from Debian experimental, I've never tried a -rt kernel version.
I know you said you "obliterated" all traces of the nouveau driver but I'm wondering if the nouveau kernel module has been blacklisted?
Yup, done all that. Like I said: obliterated, gone for good.
Different problems. When X gets launched succesfully, it just works, no quirks.