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

Dan Vratil dan at progdan.cz
Sat Jun 18 03:08:17 EDT 2011

On Friday, June 17, 2011 23:10:01 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

I can confirm crash of Xorg with Firefox 4 on Nvidia GT218 with 275.09.7 
drivers. Epiphany displays weird artefacts, but does not crash.
Opera and Chrome are OK. Looks like only Gecko has these problems.


Dan Vrátil
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