I've got a MacBookPro6,1 running Ubuntu 13.10 with the proprietary blob. I'm booting in EFI mode, and basically all of the installer defaults. Booting with noveau works fine, but as soon as I install nvidia-current and restart, I briefly see the boot splash, but the screen goes black and I can't switch to a tty. I was able to SSH in and get the dmesg output, though.
It looks like something is going wrong when the nvidia module is being loaded. Something ACPI related.
Any ideas? I sure would like to be able to use the binary driver.