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kmoore134 03-04-08 02:56 PM

Compositing Instability with 169.xx drivers
 
Just a quick question / problem report:

Since 169.07 and now with 169.12, I've seen a big regression in compositing stability with Compiz-Fusion. The previous driver works fine, but something has changed in the last two releases to cause this problem. When I enable compiz-fusion, I'm seeing graphics corruption on the screen, along with having crashes intermittently as well. Its bad enough to make compiz unusable for more than a few minutes at a time.

This error is on a varity of hardware here, a GF 5500 AGP, 6100 integrated, and PCIx 8600.

The weird thing is that regular 3d / opengl support still seems to work OK, it's just a bug with compositing. For the record, I've tried it with Xorg 7.2, 7,3, and FreeBSD 6.2 and 6.3, it has the same error on all. Anybody else seeing this?

AndrewM 03-06-08 05:36 PM

Re: Compositing Instability with 169.xx drivers
 
I have a similar problem with 169.07 and 169.12 driver (FreeBSD-6.3/7.0, GeForce-7600GS/6150):
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=106140
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=106363

AndrewM 03-29-08 02:21 AM

Re: Compositing Instability with 169.xx drivers
 
100.14.23 - this driver works fine (but a bit slower than 169.xx).
169.07 - Xorg Server is crashes periodically.
169.12 - Xorg Server is crashes periodically , but not so often as 169.07 version.
169.12 - graphics corruption on the screen.
all drivers - After a few days of using the Xorg it will be impossible to output video through "Xvideo" (mplayer -vo xv). A mplayer window becomes corrupted.

Developers, say me, please, that you took it into account. (-;


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