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

Axilleas P markeleas at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 04:25:13 EDT 2011

Image loads fine here with nvidia 7600GT. I tried
firefox-pgo4.0.1(without xulrunner), firefox-beta-bin-5b7(with
xulrunner), chromium, konqueror, eog, gpicview, gwenview.
Using KDE atm with:

nvidia 275.09.07-1

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Richard Schütz <r.schtz at t-online.de> wrote:
> Am 18.06.2011 09:08, schrieb Dan Vratil:
>> 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.
> I don't think so. Epiphany is based on WebKit these days. And because I can
> trigger the bug in EOG (Eye of GNOME) it doesn't look like a browser problem
> for me at all.
> Perhaps it is a problem of GTK together with nvidia 275.09.07. I tried feh
> (a simple X11 image viewer that doesn't use GTK or Qt) and it works fine
> without flickering, artifacts or something else strange.
> --
> Regards,
> Richard Schütz

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