Very obscure, I know, and unlikely to effect many people. But something you might want to be aware of.
I am currently using
These work fine, but are scheduled for removal on the 29th of September, 2006.
Switching to x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers is not an option, because of the problem described here:
Which I stumbled upon last time I tried upgrading past 8178 and again when I just tried x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8774 (I'll attach my xorg log). My feeling is that this is due to a bug introduced by nvidia, which they may decide to fix in a future release.
x11-drivers/nvidia-legacy-drivers might be an option. However, these are a bit more dated; currently at 7184.
Also the fix for the problem, when using latest nvidia-drivers is very obscure. Rather than getting a 'this video card is not supported' (prompting one to probably try legacy-drivers), you instead get something like
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices is not
(EE) NVIDIA(0): supported in the hardware.
which is very misleading.
That's what x11-drivers/nvidia-legacy-drivers is for.
The bug is that nvidia-drivers claims that it supports the card, when it clearly does not for versions greater than 8178.
Well, that would be an issue for NVIDIA to work out. We have no control over their binary drivers.