Well, I finally got the nVidia splash screen disabled. It was a matter of adding the option "NoLogo" to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as follows:
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 7900 GT/GTO"
That did the trick and I'm no longer annoyed by the big green splash screen. No thanks to people who posted here to help me. I got the answer in a plea for help from the Ubuntu Forums
Well that's it for now. Just updating the BLOG to keep my notes on tap.