nVidia driver update today: renders X11 unusable

Christoph Moench-Tegeder cmt at burggraben.net
Tue Sep 2 15:44:31 UTC 2008

## Volodymyr Kostyrko (c.kworr at gmail.com):

> > 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.

Seems you've got an issue between X and firefox3; at least there's
a note in the firefox3 release notes which desribes similar effects:
Oh, but by the way, it's not an nvidia/nv issue; I've got the exactly
same issues with radeonhd... Luckily, I do not depend that much on
web browsers, let alone firefox3.


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