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Video driver problem [Solved]

Postby bartos » Fri Nov 27, 2009 22:37

I have just done a fressh install of Sabayon 5 on 2 machines and my background flashes or fades in and out. The panel does not just the background. I have turned off compiz and it still does it.
Both machines use the Nvidia driver. so when I uninstall the nvidia driver, the flashing stops. But I would like the nvidia driver for games. I have tried a couple of nvidia drivers from repo with same result.
I was hoping after I updated my system it would fix it but not today.
First time seeing something like this and any search brings up nothing.
Any ideas to fix this or is it Nvidia
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Re: Video driver problem

Postby albfneto » Sat Nov 28, 2009 0:14

what is your NVIDIA? some boards work greater with older drivers.
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Re: Video driver problem

Postby bartos » Sat Nov 28, 2009 0:37

One is a PNY 8600 GTS in custom pc and other is in my laptop with nVidia GeForce 8200M

I have no trouble with other distros and newest drivers for both
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Re: Video driver problem

Postby corris » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:51

Did update of Sab 5.o last night (UTC) - wish I hadn't


Mainly latest nvidia drivers --- Underwhelmed to say the least :(




With Kwin turned off, KDE now just about usable but still slow with frequent lags. Card = nvidia 9500GT 512Mb ram
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Re: Video driver problem

Postby Darke » Sun Nov 29, 2009 0:32

useEvents appears to be broken in the 190.42 nvidia drivers.
changing useEvents="False" in xorg.conf fixed the intermittent freezing for me. Don't know how the game performance is though since I don't use that machine for games.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=140474
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Re: Video driver problem

Postby Fac3kk » Sun Nov 29, 2009 0:53

I can confirm that
Setting useEvents to false should fix the problem.
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Re: Video driver problem [Solved]

Postby bartos » Mon Nov 30, 2009 22:21

This has not been solved for me .
I changed xorg and restarted X
Still flashing and I notice the hard drive being used each time it flashes.
I check xorg logs and there is nothing there to show it is doing this.
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Re: Video driver problem [Solved]

Postby Fac3kk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 22:38

in that case maybe try to determine the source of hdd activity.
Personally I use 'iotop'. It is not in entropy but you can get if from portage.
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Re: Video driver problem [Solved]

Postby albfneto » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:36

I confirmed thar change in the xorg.conf UseEvents to false, solve problem...

problem not occurs in other distros? i had the same problem in mandriva also.


despite, the GFORCE series 8 works great with 185 drivers, and now, due this problem , Fabio masked the drivers series 190.42!
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