Re: Driver screwing up tty's 1-6
Try removing the "vga=" option in your GRUB configuration (an easy way is with the YaST Boot Loader Configuration module). This will disable the framebuffer support for the consoles. Your consoles will be in 640x480 and with no graphical bootsplash, but they should work. I had the same problem with both a GeForce4 MX440 Card (I forget the hardware manufacturer) and with a GeForce FX 5200 card from Asus (but oddly enough not with a GeForce FX 5200 from AOpen). With the Asus FX 5200 the screen looked the same as yours does.