I upgraded my nvidia driver to the newest version with nvidia-installer --upgrade. So far it compiles and works without any errors (GeForce 4, kernel 2.6.7, full pacman -Syu, etc.). There are some new things:
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux … -guide.txt
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux … README.txt
Latest info and support http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdi … forumid=14
Maybe it's just too late but I think the module is twice as big as it was before (?):
nvidia 4815476 20
EDIT: 1024x768 mode for TV-Out doesn't work anymore. 800x600 is the highiest now. Still no explanation why... but for me at least it's not a problem since I'm not using twinview :-) (just decreased default tv screen resolution and font size for tv wm :-)). Some people also report problems with games. I've tested bzflag only and it worked as usually (no faster and no slower).
i'll update the staging package this evening
i have no probs with the new drivers
but i don't use twinview
ut2004 runs fine nwn also
but i think the settings prog is bugged so if you don't need it don't touch it and it should work everything fine
i'll read the nvidia thread later
Settings prog is bugged? How? It's to early to check everything but I could sucessfully run nvidia-settings and for example add a shadow to mouse cursor :-) I don't use it to restore the settings and I don't think it's very useful at all except maybe for gamers so it's not a big deal.
As I said I'm not using twinview too - I'm running tv-out but as a second screen (standard xfree way to do this). The lower resolution is not a problem then. But people who are using twinview for their own reasons (like external monitors connected to notebooks, cloning crt on the tv, etc. etc.) should consider staying with the older drivers for some time. Maybe it's a bug and nvidia will release a new driver with 1024x768 on the tv enabled again? - That's just a warning and I suggest to backup your older nvidia arch package if someone is using it.
i can run the program once
when i try to rerun
my X-Server is killed
that's not really funny ;-)
but i try on a other machine
yeah tried it on my other machine
there it works, blame my machine for not working
but i think too it's only interesting for gamers
who want to set their fsaa and anisotropic filters