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Old 02-08-06, 01:18 AM   #1
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Angry HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

I'm running an nVidia 6800 on SuSE 10, with Xorg 6.9.

Enabling RenderAccel (for transparency, fade-in/fade-out effects) causes major text corruption. Everything becomes garbled. I have to click and drag the window for the text to reappear, but there's no guarantee that they will reappear and not just become garbled again. I know the new drivers were supposed to fix the text corruption with the Widescreen computers, but I'm running it at 1280x1024 (have tried other resolutions but same problem) and I'm still getting major corruption.

I'm going to see if I can attach a screenshot in a bit to demonstrate the problem. Any advice, or fixes yet?


Thanks!

D
(There is a similar tread in the FreeBSD forum but I think it pertains to Linux, so mods should either delete that one, or move it here...)
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Old 02-08-06, 02:15 AM   #2
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That looks like musical notes - can you play it?

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Old 02-08-06, 03:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

Same here, it affects GTK apps. I disabled RenderAccell and it's fine. I'm not sure if it's a bug in GTK or in the Nvidia driver. It happens in Xorg 6.8 as well.
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Old 02-08-06, 03:47 AM   #4
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That looks like musical notes - can you play it?

Nick
Funny you should mention that... Yes, actually. When I played the notes, it sounded as if the nVidia pixie fairy was gettin' nailed by the 3-headed ATI pitbull... I just couldn't tell from all the screaming ...
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Old 02-08-06, 04:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

Same here.
Only GTK applications.
I have to disabled RenderAccell.
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Old 02-08-06, 12:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

RenderAccel is known to be buggy. An nvidia employee posted here some time ago that XRender support will be fixed some time in the future but I don't know when.
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Old 02-08-06, 01:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

The next released nvidia driver should have significant improvements to RenderAccel.

Thanks,
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Old 02-08-06, 04:17 PM   #8
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Default Re: HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

Woohoo! Great news. Now I just have to endure it without the transparent windows until the next release. Hmm, I wonder if EXA will be supported anytime soon.

Anyway, everything else is working fabulously!
...umm, any news on when the next driver release will occur?

cheers!

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Old 02-09-06, 08:14 AM   #9
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Default Re: HELP! GETTING MAJOR Text Corruption w/ RenderAccel (8178 driver, Xorg 6.9/7.0)

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Funny you should mention that... Yes, actually. When I played the notes, it sounded as if the nVidia pixie fairy was gettin' nailed by the 3-headed ATI pitbull... I just couldn't tell from all the screaming ...
cool!

could you upload that as an ogg somewhere (like rapdshare)?
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