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new nivida drivers are out

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well i got them to install which is good.

 

i see the nvidia logo, then it boots into my kde desktop, as soon as this happens i get a corupted image on the screen, image is "garbled" and no displayed corectly, then it freezes.

 

i change my xfree86 file back to "nv" insted of nivida and my desktop works fine again,

 

i would like to play games :) but im outta ideas on how to get this to work

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after a bit of googleing i changed my refresh rate to 60hz and my colours down to 32bit color,

 

but with limited success. the corupted images arnt as bad but there still there and the screen still freezes before it gets into kde

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For the kde freeze: Open /usr/bin/startkde with your favorite text editor, go to the line that says:

# the splashscreen and progress indicator

ksplash --nodcop

and comment it out (#).

 

Good luck.

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Can anyone describe what is new and better in the new drivers? Is there any compelling reason to upgrade from 6629 to the new ones? Thanks!

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Release Highlights

 

    * Support for GeForce 6200 with TurboCache™ GPUs

    * Improved OpenGL workstation performance.

    * Added support for XRandR rotation; see Appendix W in the text README.

    * Added ExactModeTimingsDVI X config option to give explicit control over the mode timings used on Flat Panels.

    * Added Xorg dlloader support.

    * Changed driver behavior such that PAT (Page Attribute Table) is used where possible instead of MTRRs.

    * Added a workaround for an X server bug with PCI-E GeForce 6800 and GeForce 6600; a fix has been provided to XFree86 and XOrg.

    * Fixed stability problems on x86_64 PCI-E systems.

    * Fixed 2D rendering corruption on certain older GPUs.

    * Improved compatibility with Linux 2.6 kernels.

    * Fixed compatibility problems with some SWIOTLB em64t systems.

    * Fixed a bug that triggered error messages of the form: "ioctl32(doom.x86:6747): Unknown cmd fd(16) cmd(c0384642){00} arg(ffffc75c) on /dev/nvidiactl"

    * Fixed NvAGP incompatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.

    * Improved interaction with the udev filesystem.

    * Improved performance of PCI cards on Linux 2.6 systems.

    * Updated documentation. Please see the text README file

 

They run excellent on Gentoo as well.

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I had to go back to 6629. The new drivers kept locking up my machine. Really annoying :(

Bummer! I've had a few lockups with 10.2rc1(2.6.11), but only when I've hot-plugged/unplugged my webcam. I think the .11 kern is better than the .10. if only because I saw a few notes on google saying it is hot.

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It's not a kernel problem but a KDE problem. Well not really a KDE problem since Nvidia isn't opensource, but some KDE programs (ksplash) caused problems.

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