Originally Posted by chunkey
Just one hit... (if you didn't tried it already):
boot into runlevel 3 (don't forget to switch off vesafb!),
(nvidia.ko shouldn't be loaded)
do modprobe nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=2 ?
now, what happends when you startx?
i am getting the same situation. total freeze.
HINT: SysRQ-ALT-B will reset the computer if you hit it twice