mat185: How do you know the modules aren't getting loaded correctly? What's the error message that makes you think this?
And just as a chime-in, I do *not* have the 20-30 second delay, and I get this in /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0:
[bilbo@beta slideshow]$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce4 Ti 4200
Video BIOS: 04.25.00.29.00
Card Type: AGP
So my BIOS is a later version number than yours... although I don't know if there's a difference between the MX BIOS numbers and the Ti BIOS numbers. There might be.