same problem with 1.0-5328 - 1.0-4496 works
I had exactly the same problem with the newest version 1.0-5328. It's not even possible to get an XFree86.0.log. Then i tried version 1.0-4496 from the archive and it worked instantaneously.
GeForce4 Ti 4200. Kernel 2.4.23. Mobo Shuttle AK38N with Via KT400.
If only nvidia would make those drivers open source ...