Geforce 2 MX 400 and RH8
I am having similar problems, I am using a VIA KT133 mobo, with
Geforce 2MX 400 64MB AGP
The system was working fine using nvdriver, but wanted better 3d support, so downloaded per instructions on nvidia's site,
I recompiled my kernel (2.4.18-14 with some added file system support)
then compiled nvidia source rpm,
install was good,
installed glx, went good,
modified the XFree86 file,
changed nv to nvidia,
and commented out dri stuff.
glx was included in modules,
however when i startx even with -- -verbose 5 -logverbose 5 I get a screen with a bunch of garbled ascii text, and the keyboard appears to be working num lock works, (but ctrlalt+del, BkSp etc don't do anything)
I tryed changing the option "NvAgp" "1" from 0->3 no changes,
in the /var/log/XFree86.0.log, there are no errors
in /var/log/messages there are no errors.
it just shows me doing a bunch of hard-resets (thank god for ext3 haha)
I was reading about AGP problems with VIA, but they seemed like they were performance issues not garbled text screen.
Any insite would be greatly used.