nVidia driver update today: renders X11 unusable

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 13:45:06 UTC 2008

O. Hartmann wrote:
> Volodymyr Kostyrko wrote:
>> O. Hartmann wrote:
>>> Just upgraded my ports and installed the new xf86-video-nv driver. 
>>> Well, loggin out works now without crashing the Xorg server, but most 
>>> fonts now show up as balck bars - unreadable and ugly :-(
>> Same for me, just some transparent pictures render transparency as 
>> black, good example is reader.google.com. This also isn't new to me, 
>> some pictures was shown like this in previous driver versions. I was 
>> just a bit unsure who was bad at it.
> Well, everything with a transparency, as you stated above, seems to be 
> broken, reading Email is a horror, most web sites are rendered broken in 
> Firefox 3. Luckily, within xterm everthing is ok.
> I recompiled xorg and my windowmanager, no effect. Even xdm shows up 
> with black bars were normally 'LOGIN:' and 'PASSWORD:' shows up ...
> Is there a solution? The situation is serious ...

1. portdowngrade
2. Kick upstream, the problem isn't that new, it's just getting sharper.
3. Quick look through Xephyr at KDE4 gives me no quirks in displaying 
images. It maybe gtk2-only thingy, or it maybe Xephyr already fixes it 
somehow... dunno...

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