[arch-dev-public] New nvidia drivers in testing

Eric Belanger 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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