The solution was actually pretty simple. I used rpmdrake to search for 'NVIDIA' and then removed the old driver package with it. Then, reinstall the new driver - I think either the mdk .rpm or the Nvidia .run would have worked at this point but I used the .rpm.
The misleading part was originally whenever I ran the .run file and went through all the steps, it would say it successfully removed the old driver when it really didn't. Also, removing the nvidia.o file from the kernel modules dir and then rebooting had no effect.
Last edited by saaz; 02-09-04 at 07:52 PM.