I have compiled the last kernel for suse distribution kernel-source-2.4.19.SuSE-134 and nvidia drives don't work (4191).
I have a SMP box too. Solution proposed by Andre is not good for me.
I have read the problem of the black screen in other posts, for other video cards and other linux distributions. Nobody propose a solution. Probably we will have to wait for a new verion of the drivers.