I did a first install of the Nvidia drivers (rpm) and edited the XF86Config-4 as directed by the notes i.e replace nv with nvidia, put # before Load "dri" and Load "GLcore". I have not updated the kernel. (system is RH7.3 on AsusA7V333 256MB Leadtek winfast A170TD Geforce4 card, Samsung 753DXF)
When I boot the system i get a flashing screen, approx 30sec later a message "id "x" responding too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" (yes it does time out and reverts to flashing screen and repeats the cycle)
I ran Xconfigurator but it kept saying there was an error when it tried to start X. I edited the XF86Config back to the pre Nvidia settings but it still boots to a flashing screen.
I tried uninstalling with rpm -e on the NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm and NVIDIA-kernel-1.0-3123.rh73up.athlon.rpm but I get a message "not installed".
Here is the report from instaing the 2 rpm files:
root@localhost drivers]# ls
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.rh73up.athlon.rpm
[root@localhost drivers]# rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.rh73up.athlon.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:NVIDIA_kernel ########################################### [100%]
modprobe: Can't locate module NVdriver

NVdriver installed successfully

[root@localhost drivers]# rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
--- WARNING!!
libglx.a
libGLcore.a
libGL.a
libGL.so.1.2
--- The above file(s) possibly belong to a conflicting MESA rpm,
--- or to a previous stale NVIDIA distribution.
--- They have been renamed to xxx.<originalFile>.RPMSAVE to
--- avoid conflicting with the files contained within this
--- package.
--- Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section of
--- /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for more details.
1:NVIDIA_GLX ########################################### [100%]
[root@localhost drivers]#

FYI here are the warnings/errors I extracted from the XF86 crash file:
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module GLcore
(II) UnloadModule: "GLcore"
(EE) Failed to load module "GLcore" (module does not exist, 0)
...
(WW) (1400x1050,SyncMaster) mode clock 122MHz exceeds DDC maximum 110MHz
Symbol __glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!
Symbol __glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!
(II) [GLX]: Calling GlxExtensionInit

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

Please HELP.....