Originally Posted by dev5
I only can confirm that i have the same situation like you have.
on my toshiba sattelite 1415-s115 with 'nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go] (rev a3)' i`ve got black screen and total freeze, even SysRQ-ALT-B does not help. I have kernel 2.6.14-2-686 from debian unstable. The previous driver at least allowed to startup X... and then freeze as soon as GLX was used. nice work Nvidia.
I have a regular MX420 and the driver works fine. This is slackware 10.1 2.6.12 kernel.
I did not remake my xorg.conf for the new drivers, just kept same old settings. I did however have problems with glxgears giving me 6fps, but a reboot fixed it. I guess I could also have unloaded old module and loaded new one with modprobe?