[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#554636: nvidia-glx: Rotated screen displays artefacts / window borders break

Thomas Nilsson thomas.nilsson at unixangst.com
Thu Nov 5 20:58:01 UTC 2009

Package: nvidia-glx
Version: 185.18.36-2
Severity: important

For a long time rotated screens with nvidia driver and xorg has renderd
the use of window managers such as awesome less than useful. At work I
pinned a couple of Xorg packages down to still be able to use my rotated
screen, but computer at home have been used to upgrade upgrade upgrade
in hope the error would go away.

On a whim (and random hooray of one person on IRC) I opted to upgrade to
the latest nvidia drivers (190.42) and the problem went away.

The held packages:
ih   x11-common               1:7.3+18   1:7.4+4   
ih   xserver-xorg             1:7.3+18   1:7.4+4   
ih   xserver-xorg-core        2:1.4.2-10 2:1.6.5-1 
ih   xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.0.8-1  1:2.2.5-1 
ih   xserver-xorg-input-kbd   1:1.3.1-1  1:1.3.2-4 
ih   xserver-xorg-input-mouse 1:1.3.0-1  1:1.4.0-4 
ih   xserver-xorg-video-nv    1:2.1.10-1 1:2.1.14-2

if I manually install 190.42, the packages above can be upgraded without
causing any display problems on rotated screens.

See report #554240 for update to 190.42 request.

-- Package-specific info:
uname -r:
Linux traktor.vbg.se.prnw.net 2.6.29-2-686 #1 SMP Sun May 17 17:56:29 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Linux version 2.6.29-2-686 (Debian 2.6.29-5) (waldi at debian.org) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Debian 4.3.3-10) ) #1 SMP Sun May 17 17:56:29 UTC 2009


01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nvidia-glx depends on:
ii  libc6               2.9-26               GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libx11-6            2:1.2.2-1            X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6            2:1.0.4-1            X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  nvidia-kernel-2.6.2 185.18.36-2+2.6.29-5 NVIDIA binary kernel module for Li
ii  x11-common          1:7.3+18             X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc

nvidia-glx recommends no packages.

Versions of packages nvidia-glx suggests:
ii  nvidia-kernel-source         185.18.36-2 NVIDIA binary kernel module source
pn  nvidia-settings              <none>      (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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