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Bug 10235 - nVidia 3123 drivers are unstable
Summary: nVidia 3123 drivers are unstable
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Brandon Low (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-11-04 20:36 UTC by Richard Garand
Modified: 2003-01-09 15:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Richard Garand 2002-11-04 20:36:56 UTC
When I use the 3123 nVidia drivers, I get regular X freezes (every 1-2 weeks,  
depending on how much I use OpenGL). I have never experienced this problem  
with the 2960 drivers (it may be possible to solve this problem by tweaking the kernel, 
but it seems clear that the 2960 drivers are more reliable). I recommend masking the 
3123 drivers, although I don't know if anyone needs them.
Comment 1 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-11-11 17:49:40 UTC
it is possible that this is an interaction between these drivers and the rmap vm
system.  can you try out using xfs-sources-2.4.19-r2 rather than gentoo-sources
(assuming you were using gentoo-sources) if not, please tell me your kernel version.
Comment 2 Richard Garand 2002-11-11 20:25:30 UTC
I'm currently using gentoo-sources-2.4.19-r9 and I also saw the problem with -r7. 
Comment 3 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-13 06:28:34 UTC
as info: 4191 is now in portage tree

Comment 4 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-13 14:23:34 UTC
blah whozit scroboo... I now ONLY get this problem if I play UT2k3, how about
you?  (using the 4191 drivers)
Comment 5 Richard Garand 2002-12-13 15:36:21 UTC
I'm upgrading a lot of packages right now, so I'll have to see how well the new 
drivers work later. I've been playing warcraft 3 (in WineX) a lot and haven't noticed 
the problem there with 2960-r1 - I usually had it in UT2k3 and the game that I'm 
Comment 6 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-09 15:14:38 UTC
let me know the status of this, just clearing out bugs.
Comment 7 Richard Garand 2003-01-09 15:39:46 UTC
I don't know if this problem still exists with the 4xxx drives, because I no longer play 
unreal tournament 2003 and I'm not currently working on my project that was 
causing freezes. On the other hand, I haven't had any freezes after lots of warcraft