NVidia GeForce 6600 problems
alejandro at varnet.biz
Thu Feb 2 06:39:26 PST 2006
On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 12:05:14 +0000
Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> Alejandro Pulver wrote:
> >On Wed, 1 Feb 2006 15:06:21 -0300
> >Alejandro Pulver <alejandro at varnet.biz> wrote:
> >>I have recently bought a GeForce 6600 video card, and sometimes (not
> >>very often) I experience the following problem:
> >>A little after starting X11 (for example when I start downloading
> >>e-mails), the screen freezes a few seconds, after that the screen
> >>looks like if widgets (buttons, text, etc.) aren't drawn, and the
> >>white background of Sylpheed-Claws covers the screen. Then I am
> >>forced to switch to the 1st console (Ctrl+Alt+F1), which takes
> >>around 30 seconds, and then kill X11.
> >>I have FreeBSD 5.4 release, Xorg 6.8.2 and nvidia-driver 1.0.8178.
> I have a 6600 with FreeBSD 5.4 XOrg 6.8.2 but still
> nvidia-driver-1.0.7676_1. I have an occasional problem where the
> whole screen is shifted left on startup, but exiting and restarting X
> fixes it. You could try downgrading to an older nvidia-driver and
> see if it helps. Portdowngrade should do that, but I've never used
> it myself.
> You may have more luck if you try the nvidia support forum.
> Definitely slower than this mailing list but someone from nvidia was
> reading it, last time I used it.
Thank you for your reply.
I have recently (started yesterday, and finishing yoday) upgraded my
ports (including Xorg -> 6.9). If the problems persist I will try the
old dirver and post information about the error in the NVidia forums.
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