okay so i STILL have the same problem. I have have narrowed it down from the agp (or maybe i just think i have) and the extra options in the config file. What happened? same exact thing. I tried using the XFree86 NVidia driver (nv) and that works perfectly (When i don't load the glx, which was modified when i installed the nvidia version). i was thinking for a moment that it could be my monitor settings and that its just hte monito acting up but when the nv driver works under the same monitor configuration i eliminated that. I'm all out of ideas, could it just be that the driver isn't compatible with my card? Thanks to anyone who can guess what it going wrong witht his.