While the nouveau driver does great on recent hardware, I have had several experiences with older (Pentium 3 era) video systems where it either performs poorly, or just gives me a blank screen. This may even happen in text mode. Workarounds may require giving boot options, blacklisting/removing modules, and/or manual xorg configuration. This is not limited to VL, other distros have the same issues.
Anyone else had these kinds of problems?
If so, did you find a solution, and what was it?