nvidia + Xfree + kernel issues, probably HW accel related
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This all started when I tried installing kernel 2.6.9-rc1. After installing it, i built the nvidia module, inserted it, started X, and...nothing. Machine totally dead. Thinking that it was just a kernel issue, I restarted into 2.6.7, reinstalled the nvidia module, started X, and...same thing. This happens with versions 6111 and whichever version was before that of the nvidia module.
Here's the really crazy thing: using the nv driver works just fine (though I can't use my dual-head setup). I'm thinking it might be an issue with hardware acceleration, but I have no idea where to start fixing that.
Edit: On a whim, I tried booting into windows, and it died at the boot screen with weird errors. I'm taking that to mean that it's a hardware issue, but that linux and the nv driver are somehow not affected. Anybody have any idea what specifically could be going on, and why nv still works?