Re: Very strange problem of Nvidia driver 6113 in FreeBSD 5.3. Please help!!
I'm running 5.3 and the nvidia driver works fine for me.
Can you ssh from another machine after it appears to hang? On occasion even if X appears to freak out and completely die, the machine may be still usable remotely.
If sshing on is not an option, you could -try- having it sync after hang just to get a log file. Something like:
# (sleep 60 ; sync; sync; sync)
% startx &
Wait about 2 minutes, then reset.