Wow... I haven't interacted with runlevels since the olllllllllllllllllllllllllllld (OLD) days of RedHat. I thought I was done with those forever. But I'll come back to this and give it a try the next time an update comes out. Thanks.
I reported a bug in the last beta, and NVidia fixed it in this one. This never happened with the bugs I reported about "another vendor's" binary driver :-)
I just updated to this driver, using the method i said. worked like a charm
what was the bug? ... and regardless, that it awesome.
I'm actually liking this new driver, it seems a bit snappier in a few situations and 302.07 crashed my system (hard) a few times, but 302.11 hasn't yet (keeping fingers crossed). Mind you, i am using an RT-kernel 99% of the time (with patched nvidia) so hopefully the last beta was just a bit of a dud, and they improved it. previous to 302.07 i hadn't had a single crash with Nvidia on either the 3.0-rt or 3.2-rt kernels. The funny thing was that i was getting ready to file a bug report against 302.07 (ie: i read all of nvidia's bug reporting documentation ~ starting X with more verbose logging, running nvidia's utility to collect the relevant info, etc) ... but then this driver was released, so i didn't bother (but will, it it happens with this one).