I assume you forgot to backup your xorg.conf before you tried the new xorg and the nvidia drivers? .... Chalk that up to experience,.... always keep a backup of your xorg.conf.
You could now try to boot to run level-3, (ie text mode) and loggin as user "flebber" (ie your normal login user account). Then type "su" to get root permissions, and go backup your xorg.conf file (so that you can restore it later if need be). After backing up your xorg.conf, type "sax2" and configure your Xwindows. Pick a conservative setting and test it. Then exit sax2, type "exit" to go back to user "flebber", and type "whoami" to confirm you are user "flebber". Then type "startx" to see if your xwindows works.
If so, after you loggout you will be back in run level 3. Type "su" to get root permissions, followed by "shutdown -r now" (to reboot) or "shutdown -h now" (to shutdown).
Hopefully after this, you won't have to reboot to run level 3.
Last edited by void_linux; 02-03-2006 at 06:16 PM.