So, Friday, i ran updates on my laptop.
MacBook Pro, 2008 model, nvidia graphics adapter 8600 gt iic.
I've been running fedora on it since FC18 or so, i did an in place upgrade to fc19 right after it released, and its been working well.
There were something like 600 upgrade tasks to perform when i updated friday, FC19 has been harsh on the updates..
After the update, x is broken. I get the incredibly useful "OOPS" error when the session manager/login attempts to load at boot time. If i init 3 i can get to a console just fine.
So, from that console, i ran startx, and grabbed /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log after it failed.
I'm running nouveau, since its been working well enough thus far.
I did try switching to the nvidia proprietary driver once this failed, as ive had good luck with that in the past on other machines, and found that the driver doesnt work with my card, or so im reading, because its an Optimus. That's neither here nor there, nouveau is fine, if i can get that working again, i'm more than happy.
I'm not exactly a novice (RHCE), but sometimes X confounds me. I'm primarily a server guy, and we dont even install X on our servers. Give me a console any day, but its hard to be productive with just a console on your workstation, you know.
Thanks for any input!