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gw
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Is there a general nvidia or gentoo or linux refresh problem Reply with quote

I' continue to have problems with 2D performance on my nvidia-equipped machine.

The general symptom is that windows, menus and so on are not refreshed, when their content is changed. The result is often a mixture of old and new content superposing. Sometimes this can be fixed by switching back and forth from said application.

Another symptom is that I seemingly cannot enter text in entry fields e.g. in firefox: the typed letters simply do not appear on screen.

I experienced this for a very long time with some particular applications: most of all in Open Office, the menus of which, once started, where invisible or sloppily redrawn, only reshading or mouse-over made them visible.

Strangely, the problem seems to get worse if I ADD more memory (RAM): with 4GB it is worse than with 2GB.
I am aware of the fact that there actually seems to be a nvidia+4GB of RAM problem, see: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml#doc_chap4
I cannot test their bios fix, as my bios doesn't have the proposed settings. Is this 4GB info still valid?

Does all this make any sense to any of you, if so, I would really appreciate if you could shed some light on that!

Thanks

gw
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should try with a distro's LiveCD, to check for the same problem.

Not heard of this problem myself. I'd recommend Nvidia's own forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running kde 4 and the latest nvidia-drivers in the tree and i don't see any problems at all even playing games like unreal Doom III or the like.
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