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Old 10-04-08, 10:30 PM   #1
gavron
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Default 177.78 text rendering "extra" cursor vertical bars

177.13, 177.68, and 177.78 all on x86_64 have shown "false" cursors.
8400gs xpsm1330 laptop.

It is easy to make them go away -- flip to another virtual console (ctrl+alt+right arrow) and flip back. I can also minimize the window and maximize it again. Either way the extra vertical bars indicating where the cursor was go away.

This is not unique to any particular version of the driver. It is not unique to a version of the kernel (2.6.27-rc8, 2.6.27-rc6, 2.6.27-rc4, 2.6.26, etc.).

Normally I would attach dmesg, Xorg.0.log, nvinstall, etc. However, there is nothing different in them to indicate a significant change. I suspect the xorg.conf may be of actual value and will do my best to attach it if not in the immediate posting than in a quick edit. edit: I've attached them all anyway.

NOTE: this effect did not happen in this text entry window on this web page. It DOES happen consistently in Thunderbird Compose window as well as gedit as well as OO word processor.

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File Type: txt Xorg_0_log.txt (28.0 KB, 90 views)
File Type: log nvidia-installer.log (37.1 KB, 88 views)
File Type: bz2 nvidia-bug-report.log.bz2 (33.7 KB, 89 views)
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Old 10-05-08, 06:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: 177.78 text rendering "extra" cursor vertical bars

Confirmed.

I have this problem in the Evolution composer. Certain operations involving cursor movement tends to leave garbage cursors hanging around in the text, in addition to the real one. Triggering a window refresh gets rid of them. I'd like to stress that I can only reproduce this problem if I run Compiz. In a plain non-composited environment, it doesn't happen.

You should consider including a nvidia-bug-report.log file in your post, this usually includes most important info about your setup.

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Ubuntu Hardy x86, Gnome desktop (no Compiz), GF 8600GT PCI Express, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300@2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, Nvidia BETA driver 177.* recommended settings.
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Old 10-05-08, 06:51 AM   #3
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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=120493 ?
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Old 10-05-08, 04:43 PM   #4
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Confirmed.
Awesome. (I don't understand the "Damage extension" followup)
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You should consider including a nvidia-bug-report.log file in your post, this usually includes most important info about your setup.
Yes, but unfortunately the forum allowes the file to be < 150Kbps. Mine is 158Kbps.

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Old 10-05-08, 05:03 PM   #5
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Yes, but unfortunately the forum allowes the file to be < 150Kbps. Mine is 158Kbps.
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Old 10-05-08, 06:41 PM   #6
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bzip2 is your friend

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*Roll Eyes At Self* Yes it is. File uploaded.

My other friend, Google, is jealous, though...

(thanks!)

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