since the open source drivers are unbearable for me to work with (very noticable choppiness in basic thing) I gave the nvidia drivers a shot, now, I understand this is a new modular xorg that changes alot of the underlaying infrastructure and therefore had to patch the nvidia driver for it to see this and work fine.. but now, any update to the system is a struggle, even todays xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi made the gui quit before logging any messages, no hint as to what didnt load, nothing in /var/log/gdm, nothing in the xorg logs, and no hints in dmesg.
what im basically getting at, is are we gonna be dealing with this with all distros that switch to this new xorg? because I can understand re installing after a kernel update, or a major revision to X, but not every single measly font, security, typo, and any other unrelated part of the system affecting its operation. I hope Nvidia realizes this and comes with a way to have more of a static drivers system that is unaffected by anything but the very core of x11, and kernel. Maybe a daemon that runs at startup, that checks all the nvidia stuff out and asks to perform maintenance if something has affected the drivers ability to work.
or else I can see migration very very painful for anybody who wants more than just a single screen unaccellerated X.