OK, I turned on the craputer today and started Mint 9 up and was greeted by a grey box with an error message saying that it couldn't start the nVidia kernel, some crap about having screens but none with a useable configuration, and other randomish crap. I've had this problem on previous installations of Mint 9, and I've fixed them before, but this time it took a while for it to come up (as in everything was fine a couple of weeks ago), so I fixed it in my hillbilly style (blacklisted crap, reinstalled nVidia drivers). Then I updated my kernel to 2.6.32-24 (I don't know why it wasn't there before), and it magically popped up again. I could fix it (reinstall the drivers again), but I'd prefer if there was something a little more permanent. On another note, if I drop to a terminal and run startx everything is perfect. No errors, it uses the drivers, everything runs fine.