Originally Posted by cjr
So I've put the kernel patch back, and now Xorg starts again with the nvidia driver. However it still only gives me 8bpp even with DefaultDepth set to 24.
I'm back to a 24-bit display :-)
The trick is to remove the nvidia drivers (use pkgrm), then remove the nvidia lines from /etc/path_to_inst and /etc/driver_aliases, then "reboot -- -r", and then
to reinstall the nvidia drivers.