Re: ERROR : unable to determine the nvidia kernel module filename
Try this from the prompt:
# modprobe nvidia
It should return without errors, and you should be able to start X (use the startx command).
If that all went fine, open the file /etc/modprobe.conf with your favourite editor and check whether there is a line that says
alias char-major-195* nvidia
If it's not there, just append it to the file. Now, at the next reboot everything should be working fine.
And then, of course, the real fun starts. ;-)