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

Mike Sampson mike at sambodata.com
Sat Jun 18 03:17:16 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Mike Sampson <mike at sambodata.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 7:10 AM, Richard Schütz <r.schtz at t-online.de> 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
> Image loads fine in Chromium. In Firefox 4 it eventually displays a
> black rectangle after both of my screens flicker for several seconds.
> Packages:
> kernel26
> nvidia 275.09.07-1
> nvidia-utils 275.09.07-1

Sorry, forgot to mention I'm using a GeForce 8600 GT


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