[Mageia-discuss] Glitch with nvidia FX 5500 card driver

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 22:33:20 CET 2012

On 01/20/2012 03:19 PM, Florian Hubold wrote:
> Am 20.01.2012 13:26, schrieb TJ:
>> On 01/20/2012 02:17 AM, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
>>> Op donderdag 19 januari 2012 22:19:12 schreef TJ:
>>> [...]
>> The site http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html contains
>> some interesting information.
>> For one thing, I see that a 173.14.31 driver was released August 17. The
>> release highlights say, "Fixed a bug that caused freezes and crashes when
>> resizing windows in KDE 4 with desktop effects enabled using X.Org X server
>> version 1.10 or later." An uninformed person like me could stretch that
>> description to be possibly related to the problem I see with the 173 driver,
>> so perhaps the problem has already been solved.
> Yes, it has been, nvidia driver 173.14.31 has been added ~2 months ago
> (due to an oversight of mine, for cauldron it has been updated ~4 months ago)
Hmmm. All I see with a search of the Mageia 1 non-free repositories is 
the 173.14.30 driver. Where is the 173.14.31 version?

I had a "testing" install of Mageia 1 on my computer from several months 
ago. I updated everything - 252 packages! - and then told MCC I was 
using an FX card so the 173 driver would be installed. It appears to be 
the 173.14.30 version, which installed without removing the 275 
nvidia-current driver. Then I used MCC to remove what appeared to be 
left of the 275 driver, so it couldn't somehow mask the working of the 
173 driver.

The problem described still shows, but much more briefly - probably 
because this computer is much faster than my brother's.


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