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#1 2012-11-17 15:08:41

cleanrock
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[SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

After system update yesterday (including nvidia-310.19) i got a few strange characters in eclipse source editor window from time to time.
I reverted back to nvidia-304.64 and now problem is gone.

Can someone with nvidia-310.19 check if they also see this problem ?
It may take some time for the strange characters to show up.

Last edited by cleanrock (2012-11-25 07:23:24)

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#2 2012-11-17 15:49:42

flipper T
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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

Was happening in 304 also:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=152753

see posts #19 to #23


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#3 2012-11-17 15:54:33

cleanrock
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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

Dont think its the same problem, that thread say its fixed (#28) in 310, for me 304.64 have worked fine and i get weird chars in eclipse with 310.19.
PS. I dont use chromium.

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#4 2012-11-17 18:15:11

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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

Don't know if this helps, but...
The latest nvidia driver broke my system graphically (couldn't modprobe nvidia), so I rolled back nvidia and nvidia-utils.  Then the system loaded xfce OK, but began to display odd chars...some big, some malformed...very goofy.   I just now replaced the driver with the "legacy nvidia" driver (extra/nvidia-304xx) and everything is fine.  The first install attempt failed due to existing files in place, so I deleted them then ran the install again...Looks great now.

UPDATE:  the font corruption came back with a vengeance.  Downgrading xorg-server to the previous version seems to have done the trick....

Last edited by purple12 (2012-11-18 02:05:32)

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#5 2012-11-25 07:23:01

cleanrock
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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

Yes, xorg-server downgrade helped for me too.

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#6 2012-11-25 13:06:19

masteryod
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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

purple12 wrote:

The latest nvidia driver broke my system graphically (couldn't modprobe nvidia), so I rolled back nvidia and nvidia-utils.

Nothing is broken. You just have hardware that's no longer supported by Nvidia (or is it nVidia?). With 310.xx drivers they dropped support for GeForce 6 and 7. 304.xx drivers are new legacy drivers for those cards.

Last edited by masteryod (2012-11-25 13:07:14)

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#7 2012-11-25 16:21:13

ZekeSulastin
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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

masteryod wrote:

Nothing is broken. You just have hardware that's no longer supported by Nvidia (or is it nVidia?). With 310.xx drivers they dropped support for GeForce 6 and 7. 304.xx drivers are new legacy drivers for those cards.

Technically they're still supported - just not in the main driver series.  They're supposed to be issuing updates for 304xx through 2017 iirc; hopefully they'll promptly update for ABI changes, but I remember them having an issue doing it quickly with the mainline driver and one of the xorg updates a couple of years ago neutral

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#8 2012-11-25 16:34:29

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Re: [SOLVED] nvidia-310.19 and strange characters in eclipse

ZekeSulastin wrote:

Technically they're still supported - just not in the main driver series.

That's right, I wasn't perfectly clear about it. Thanks.

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