Hmmm. I wonder what all that was about.
I have an old MX-440 card and that used the 96.43 driver (x86-96.43.14 to be precise) and you needed no messing, no special kernel, no blacklist, none of that <expletive deleted>.
I don't know about netpkg.conf, and will give no instructions for it.
Try this: Get your install cd &
1. Uninstall the driver Nvidia-whatsit-86.43.blah.run --uninstall
If that doesn't run try /uninstall or -uninstall. As an absolute last resort, ask it: Nvidia-whatsit-86.43.blah.run --help (or /help or /? I'm going senile
2. Check that Mesa has been sorted with
ls -l /usr/lib/libGL*
This should spew up files and symlinks. Check that the files with 96.43.* are not referenced by the symlinks (e.g. libGL.so should point to libGL.so.1.2 or something like that).
3. I would run make in the kernel top source. Your required .config is probably in boot, as /boot/config.kernel-version. Copy that to /usr/src/linux-version/.config (note DOTconfig). Run make clean && make
4. Install the driver again. (your symlinks now should be to /usr/lib/libGL.so.96.43.stuff
5. Hide xorg.conf, and take the video stuff out of xorg.conf.d. Leave a Section for each monitor, that's all.
6. Reboot. & startx > somefile 2&>1
7. Post back with your results. We could use a laugh
I slapped on a 1440x900 monitor, gave it 1440x900 in the xorg.conf. It said
Found this mode - 1440x900: That's Clearly Ridiculous - Deleting it.
and down the file . .
let's ask the Monitor what it _can_ do . .
it says it will do 1440x900 - so I'll try rolling up one of those. . .
and I had picture.