[arch-dev-public] New nvidia drivers in testing
belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Fri May 30 14:54:24 EDT 2008
On Thu, 29 May 2008, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 28. Mai 2008 23:56:49 schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> Please report and working/non-working GPUs, I hope we can move this to
>> extra soon.
> Works fine so far; even those warnings introduced with the new kernel are
> gone. GPU: G70
One problem I noticed with the nvidia in testing is that the horizontal
and vertical position of the screen is no longer correct for both the
console and in X. For example, if I adjust the settings on my monitor such
that it is correct in X, then the console is offset and the first ~10
columns are cut off. I guess that it's the removal of libnvidia-wfb that
caused that because I don't have this problem with the nvidia in extra.
I haven't fixed it yet. There doesn't seem to be any xorg.conf options so
I'll try lower resolutions for the console and perhaps using nvidiafb even
if I read that it's not much better than vesafb.
I'm on x86_64 with:
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GS] (rev a1)
Another thing: nvidia-utils installs the man pages in /usr/man/
Apart from that, it's working well.
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