[other] NVIDIA driver - massive blocky characters on splash screen

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I just installed Xubuntu 12.04 onto my desktop and I seem to have an issue with the NVIDIA drivers. On the splash screen right before the login screen, where it usually says "Xubuntu" with the dots beneath it, the text is blocky and unreadable. Yet there dont seem to be any issues when i get past that into XFCE, no obvious graphical glitches. The same thing happens when I enter into a fullscreen terminal (Ctrl>Alt>F1), its completely unreadable. I downloaded the latest NVIDIA driver for my card (GeForce 6600) from NVIDIA and tried to install it, but since i have to kill the xse (Hardware)