massive problems with 4496
Driver version 4496 is very buggy. I run the linux console in framebuffer mode with bootsplash. 4496 totally corrupts the console, and turns it into a garbled mass of blinking psychadelic colors. Which is actually kinda cool, although not that useable.
I run gentoo, so first I submitted a bug report on gentoo's bugzilla in order to ensure that the problem wasn't with the package team. A lot of other users are reporting bugs relating to 4496 as well.
In all cases reverting back to 4363 solves the problem.
Other problems as experiences by others are as follows:
Improper rendering in UT2003
console frame buffer corruption
I really don't care about all the weird politics that nVidia seem to be getting themselves into. I am still a proud supporter of nVidia, and will continue to use nVidia products in all of my machines... unless, the linux driver support falls behind.
I hope that the next release will solve these problems.
Re: massive problems with 4496
When you remove that stuff then many of your problems will be solved.
I simply can't believe that someone is willing to live with (and complain about) problems only because he wants to see a nice tuxie while the system is booting...
The nvidia drivers are X drivers. You need to use X, not framebuffer.
It seems that the TVOverScan is broken in the newest release. I had to go back to 4363 because of this. TVOverScan IMO is one of the most important features of tv out!
Re: Re: massive problems with 4496
If it were only an X driver, the nvidia driver shouldn't be interfering with the framebuffer, but its not just an X driver; it effects the hardware otherwise and shouldn't apparently. "Just" using X isn't a reasonble option.
I have been unsuccesful in using high resolution framebuffer for my console entirely. :\
That's interesting, because I also run Gentoo and haven't seen any problems with the framebuffer and boot splash with the 4496 drivers.
I am currently running
Abit KT7A-Raid motherboard
FB at 1024x768 x16 (VGA=791)
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