I got it working now - just now
But thanks for you answer
And to make a long story short I had not delete my nforce folder (created by the previous nforce install) and just when right ahead with make , make install etc.
I got it working by deleting the nforce folder and untar the NVIDIA_nforce...tar.gz file again and then using Nvidia's guide.
I had also tried:
Recompiled my kernel several times (but not deleting the nforce folder) - that did not work so I went back to the original kernel (using cloneconfig).
Next move would have been a 2.6.3 kernel....