nVidia driver update today: renders X11 unusable

Christoph Moench-Tegeder cmt at burggraben.net
Wed Sep 3 06:37:57 UTC 2008

## O. Hartmann (ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de):

> > 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:
> > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=411831
> > 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.
> The issue of X with firefox is well known and be aured I'm aware of 
> that. This issue I complained about is with nearly every client I use 
> under X - and that includes Firefox. This 'issue' renders a bunch of 
> FreeBSD boxes around here unusable, only those with non-G80 derived 
> graphics boards seem to be not infected by the problem, but every box 
> with FreeBSD (mostly 7.0/7.1).

Ah, that explains why I'm having only the usual firefox issue,
obviously my laptop's "Quadro NVS 140M" is not a G80-derived
chip (nautilus, gimp, gnumeric do wirk fine without black bars).
The first mails read as if all nvidia boards were affected.


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