[arch-general] Anybody else have problems with the new Nvidia drivers (275.09.07-1)

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Fri Jun 17 18:32:18 EDT 2011

Yaro Kasear [2011.06.17 1709 -0500]:
> On Friday, June 17, 2011 04:10:01 PM Richard Schütz wrote:
> > The new driver really seems to have a major problem. I figured out that
> > you just need an image with 2047px width to screw up the driver.
> > 
> > 
> > ATTENTION: This can crash your X server and corrupt memory!
> > 
> > Example: [1], an otherwise harmless picture. Every picture with the same
> > width will work, too. I could trigger the bug at least with Firefox,
> > Midori, Epiphany and EOG. It looks like some applications like Chromium
> > alter the size, so they don't trigger it.
> > 
> > 
> > [1] http://www.abload.de/img/nvbugy7cd.jpg
> Are we sure ths is a bug with the nVidia driver? Can someone load that image 
> who isn't using it?

Loaded the image without problems on my laptop with Intel Core i7 built-in

On my desktop with GeForce 7500 GT, the screen flickers and then X crashes.

Window manager, firefox version, etc. are the same on the two machines.


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