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#1 2009-03-22 11:03:27

zebulon
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nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

Hi,

nvidia drivers 180.41 are broken for 6600/7600gt cards (potentially other ones):

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthr … ?p=1964672

I have a 7600GT and after upgrading could not get X. Need to revert to 180.29 or 180.37.

I posted this message:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpos … ostcount=5
The beta 185.13 works, so I think (and hope) this is just an error and not a deprecation.

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#2 2009-03-22 11:57:47

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

Strange, I know for sure that a 6150 (nforce 430) and a Geforce 7800GT works fine.

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#3 2009-03-22 12:05:37

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

I can confirm my 6600 is broken with this new driver. Maybe our cards are going to be supported trhough legacy only from now on. sad At least nvidia does great lagacy support.

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#4 2009-03-22 12:18:10

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

kensai wrote:

I can confirm my 6600 is broken with this new driver. Maybe our cards are going to be supported trhough legacy only from now on. sad At least nvidia does great lagacy support.

Well, the beta 185.13 works well. So hopefully it may be just a mistake.

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#5 2009-03-22 12:45:59

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

I have a 7600gt that works just fine with the driver...


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#6 2009-03-22 13:12:56

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

Mr.Elendig wrote:

I have a 7600gt that works just fine with the driver...

That's very weird. My lspci -v |grep nV returns:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7600 GT (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

What's yours?

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#7 2009-03-22 15:38:27

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

180.41 also work just fine on my 7600gt

lspci -v |grep nV
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

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#8 2009-03-22 15:49:03

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

@phil just do pacman -Syu and it will downgrade automatically because nvidia 180.29 has in builds force option smile

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#9 2009-03-22 16:06:15

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

wonder wrote:

@phil just do pacman -Syu and it will downgrade automatically .. smile

(After disabling [testing] from pacman.conf, if I am understanding you correctly.)

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#10 2009-03-22 18:35:32

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

I wouldnt touch anything past 180.29. Whoever made those drivers probably had their brain stolen and replaced with a lump of coal. Even 180.29 has issues but Im willing to put up with them as they are very minor.

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#11 2009-03-22 20:35:05

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

hash wrote:

180.41 also work just fine on my 7600gt

lspci -v |grep nV
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

So the only difference is the rev a1 (I have a rev a2), and the way it is named: "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT]" for you, "nVidia Corporation GeForce 7600 GT" for me.

Last edited by zebulon (2009-03-22 20:37:08)

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#12 2009-03-22 20:40:25

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

phil wrote:

Have Nvidia 7600 and installed the nvidia-180.41 from testing. Didn't know that they are broken. Am new to arch, tell me how to downgrade!

When you fix it, can you please return the output of this command:
lspci -v |grep nV

Thanks.

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#13 2009-03-22 20:42:56

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

I think it would be moreb helpful to compare the ourput of lspci -nn:

lspci -nn|grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7800 GT] [10de:0092] (rev a1)

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#14 2009-03-22 21:22:11

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

Okay, so the output of lspci -nn for my 7600gt (which works with 180.41) is:

lspci -nn |grep VGA
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] [10de:0391] (rev a1)

Last edited by hash (2009-03-22 21:23:49)

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#15 2009-03-23 08:06:59

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

This is mine (not working with 180.41):

$ lspci -nn |grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7600 GT [10de:02e0] (rev a2)

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#16 2009-03-23 08:09:27

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Re: nvidia 180.41 in testing beware!

A nVidia developers confirms this is a bug:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpos … stcount=12

zander;1965188 wrote:

Nevermind, I found the problem - it affects PCI-E GPUs bridged to AGP. This problem should be fixed in a future release.

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#17 2009-03-23 13:26:11

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Good to know they found the problem, oh I just think nvidia developers are so effective. Because I know the fix won't take a month, like the other company.

Last edited by kensai (2009-03-23 13:26:31)


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