nVidia driver update today: renders X11 unusable

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org
Tue Sep 2 14:55:38 UTC 2008

On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 16:28:20 +0200, O. Hartmann  
<ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:

> Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> Question to those having this problem - what kind of nVidia hardware do
>> you have?
>> Is that something that is based on G80 GPU or later (GeForce 8XXX or  
>> later)?
>> I see that there is already version 2.1.12 of nv driver (in xorg
>> repository) that is supposed to fix CPUToScreenColorExpandFill function
>> for G80 cards.
> Well,
> the problems I have are related to a nv8600GTS based board, this is, as  
> far as I know, a G8X-based graphics board. Nearly 3 months ago some  
> weird behaviour started to be static on the same hardware, Xorg wasn't  
> capable of resetting the terminal is was bound to and presented me funny  
> blinking block graphics on the screen. The Xorg server could oly be  
> revived remotelly by killing the Xorg or within a running session by  
> killing the Xorg for logging off. This problem has gone with today's  
> update, but now my box (nv8600GTS) and the one of a collegue is rendered  
> unusable.
> My private box runs with a nv6800GT board and there Xorg freezes now  
> very often and renders the box unusable, too.
> I'm very unpleased about the situation, because it is impossible to do  
> reasonable work.
> How can I selectively 'downgrade' a port?


# whereis portdowngrade
portdowngrade: /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portdowngrade



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