Since the recent X upgrade in FC12, I can't run the nouveau or nv drivers. I haven't tried the nvidia driver yet.
The symptoms are that the screen just goes black, and the keyboard doesn't respond. There's no mouse pointer. ctrl-alt-bkspc and ctrl-alt-del do nothing. The kernel hasn't crashed because the soft-power button shuts the machine down cleanly.
Running X from the command line (i.e. just the server, no desktop or other clients) has the same problem. Even X -probeonly crashes in the same way. If I run X -showopts, these failed drivers display the following error:
X.Org X Server 18.104.22.168
Release Date: (unreleased)
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5xen i686
Current Operating System: Linux mondo 2.6.31-0.17.rc0.git15.fc12.i686.PAE #1 SMP Sat Jun 20 17:45:02 EDT 2009 i686
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_mondo-lv_root rhgb quiet
Build Date: 19 June 2009 03:20:44AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.6.99-2.20090618.fc12
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to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Jun 23 11:59:17 2009
X: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so: undefined symbol: LoaderRefSymLists
The only driver that seems to work is the vesa driver.
Also with this version of X, my keyboard keeps beeping i.e. many keys cause the internal PC speaker to beep. This doesn't happen from the console.
Anyone else see these sorts of issues?