Originally Posted by artem
Seriously use nouveau - it should work just fine for you. I doubt your ancient hardware can run decently any new games, so you'll be fine with nouveau.
I would use Nouveau
for sure (and I wouldn't even have taken into account using the proprietary drivers) if it wasn't for a serious bug that affects the former and prevents from using GNOME Shell
(see Bug 745202 - gnome-shell does not display correctly with NV3x adapters - multicolor corruption of panel, Shell-style menus and text [nvfx] [bugzilla.redhat.com]
and Testing request: owners of older GeForce cards (NV30 and NV40 families) [forums.fedoraforum.org]