System lockups in X with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (G73) and Gtk+

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Tue Aug 16 19:15:17 UTC 2011

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:49:42 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> Meanwhile, I got the "nvidia" driver compiled, installed
> and running. Tests like
> 	% xlock -nolock -mode lament
> or
> 	% xlock -nolock -mode fire
> show the FPS rate I've expected (no comparison to the 3
> fps I got with "nv"). In "gears" there are > 5000 FPS,
> that's _magnitudes_ better than with "nv".

Yes, the driver performs quite admirably.  :-)  No more gnashing my
teeth in envy of others with true hardware-accelerated drivers.

> But my text font in Sylpheed as well as the one used in
> intclock is not a bit damaged (just chose a different one
> in Sylpheed so I can see what I'm currently typing).
> The next thing I have to try is triggering the system
> freeze by using any Gtk+ application. :-)
> I'd like to point out that the nvidia driver comes with
> nice documentation: /usr/local/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README
> contains lots of great stuff.

The html version is even nicer to work with:


Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads at

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