nVidia driver update today: renders X11 unusable

O. Hartmann ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Thu Sep 4 09:02:50 UTC 2008

Christoph Moench-Tegeder wrote:
> ## O. Hartmann (ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de):
>> My box at home has an older NV6800GT and I do not have this special 
>> issue, but instead I do have another well known issue of box-freezing. 
>> This also happens with 'nv'.
> Whoa. Guess I'm lucky, as my nvidia chis is working, albeit quite
> slowly. My radeonhd-based card at home is way faster, but exhibits
> the same black-image-issue with firefox.
> Regards,
> Christoph

The situation is harsh. More than 5 boxes running all the same card type 
and FreeBSD are simply unusuable since this upgrade and I'm typing blind 
due to black bars covering typed in sentences. This is in most clients 
which do font rendering, I guess, but I really don't know. That is 
clearly a mess and I do not understand why this sh..-driver has gone 
into ports while the issues with some chips are well known :-(

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