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NV Driver (Was: my cursor is POOPING all over evolution)

I have recently downgraded to the latest rh8 kernel (2.4.18-19.8.0), and installed the 'normal' nvidia drivers.. i have to say i have never been happier with a downgrade ;-) XWindows is fast again (high res images took _time_ to display!! thats insane for a video card who has more cpu power then my previous computer!), windows scroll lightning fast again, and all the screen artifects w/ mozilla, evolutions, etc have disapeared..

since this is a workstation, i won't miss redhat's httpd-2.x.x (which would break due to some mutex issue's from what i gather) and related packages..

Downgrading might be worth considering, if you long for stable, fast graphics again, and you do not run (redhat's) apache on your box.. For me my linux experiance was becomming painfully slow and frustrating 'till i did.

Well, that and crossover software, various plugins, and wine breakage.. I can't believe how much compiles & software breakage this .1 release is causing! it feels like a new .0 release all over again ;-)

    -- Chris

Peter van Egdom wrote:
I already filed a bugzilla on this issue.

As a workaround you can try the "vesa" driver, which seems to work fine
on my NVidia GeForce 4. The disadvantage of using the "vesa" driver is
that you'll lose some of the acceleration features of the open-source
"nv" driver.

But if you want to stay with the "nv" driver, I've had some success with
the option :

Option      "XaaNoSolidTwoPointLine" "on" 

This option seemed to fix the pixel mess for me in Evolution, but not
Mozilla. Maybe you'll have more luck with this option than me.


 - Peter

Op zo 26-01-2003, om 08:51 schreef Tommy McNeely:
If I am typing something... then use the arrow keys to scroll back or up
or down, the cursor leaves little lines between each character (it poops
wherever it has been) and sometimes even on the end of the line as it
wraps (ok every time) ...

It appearantly does the same thing in Mozilla... 

I am running the standard free nv driver on a gforce 4.. and I just ran
up2date to get to phoebe2 (from a mix of phoebe1 and rawhide)


Tommy McNeely <Tommy McNeely Sun com>
Sun Microsystems



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