I didn't want to bother her. I'm sure she's busy getting ready for Cebit, or however it is spelt.
So, checked out the http sight for Pardus 2009 test repositories as I never see anything from test in Package Manager or Pisi terminal after adding the test repo . I noticed there are some items recently added as of 1 October, and some submitted today, so I got the latest kernel (upgraded from 126.96.36.199-126-21 to 188.8.131.52-127-23), and it said I needed libdrm 2.4.14-26-13 , so I got that, and that needed admin password to install, so did that. Then I changed back to sudo and installed xorg-video-nouveau from test (upgraded from 0.0.10_20090528-7-11 to 0.0.10_20090929-9-12). Time to try it out...hold your breath....
And I was happy to find that I was able to boot into this latest kernel, but I had to remove the "nouveau.modeset=1" that I manually added to kernel boot menu.lst, and no problems, except for a bit of messy graphics when the screen changes from the white progress bar that moves across, and when it gets to the black screen with the cursor, that is when the messy graphics appears across the screen, but only for a second, and it is better than before, when it would do this same messy graphics, but I'd also get another screen with black and white horizontal lines, so that is no longer appearing...and then it gets to log-in graphical screen with no problem. I then installed from test, module-alsa-driver (upgraded from 1.0.21-50-? to 1.0.21_20090916-53-26) as it was needed with this newest kernel and now I have audio output.
I'll have to share this at the bug page, too.
Oh, I noticed there are recent test submissions for many of the nvidia drivers as well.