Originally Posted by nukem
I would think that nvidia would take this problem more seriously since it seems that its a problem in there drive on every platform.
"Colorful crashes when switching to 3D" is not the same problem being discussed in this thread, AFAIK. The "active mouse pointer freeze" (where X uses 100% CPU but SysRq and SSHing in still work) is the issue that I thought people were trying to shed more light on, and it happens even without running a 3D app.
As for nVidia taking the latter issue seriously, I'm not convinced that the fault lies with driver: 6629 worked fine for me up until a certain point, after which 6629 and later drivers would freeze up eventually. I hadn't touched Xorg's config, so nothing changed there.