[PC-BSD Testing] nVidia Legacy Driver Issues
fitchkendall at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 11:57:42 PDT 2010
On 06/21/2010 13:55, Ian Robinson wrote:
> Testing PCBSD 8.1-RC1 on HP Vectra PIII, 1.0 GHz, 512 Mb RAM,
> nVidia GeForce4 Ti4200 64Mb AGP 4x
> I think these are nVidia issues but I'm reporting them anyway just in
> case because I did not have these issues under PCBSD 8.0.
> The PCBSD video installer picked the correct nVidia driver and display
> settings appropriate for the monitor. The video driver is nVidia
> 96.43.16. Desktop effects have been set to off.
> There are frequently minor pixels on the desktop that trail after a
> desktop icon. They are so small and occupy so little of the screen
> that they are insignificant.
> However, the screen will occasionally leave a colored or a black
> rectangle the size of the closed window on the screen until a few
> seconds pass or until you overlay the screen with another program.
> On one occasion I had the entire screen go black on black for approx.
> 45 seconds, then miraculously return to normal.
> Additionally, the display dims with a light blue overcast and then
> lightens. If you were to jump over to console, the letters on the
> screen are a pale blue against a black background. After a while, the
> colors will jump back to their normal state. On the console, that
> would be a pale white/very light grey against a black background.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
That does sound like a driver bug :(
Can you confirm by switching to "nv" and making sure you don't see any
corruption? If so, you'll want to give nvidia a ping about this:
On their forum they have instructions for submitting bug reports, with
the details they need.
I could not install the "nv" driver or the "nouveau" driver.
I went with "vesa" and have had no problems of the type described above.
I sure like the 8.1 series. Perhaps its the improved KDE 4.4, but
things are much faster.
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