Bug#639737: fixed in nvidia-graphics-drivers 280.13.really.275.28-1

Maurizio Oliveri 6tsukiyami9 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 18:23:18 UTC 2011

Excuse me... WHAT?!
I tried upgrading, and now X doesn't look as good as it did before...
Transparency and font issues, for starters. The look is the same as
using the old drivers with the ignoreABI option enabled... Actually,
forcing ignoreABI to false in xorg.conf makes X unable to start, so
the problem is still there, just hidden... And not even well hidden,
since some graphical issues are easily noticed.
I understand that probably this is going to last for a while (as
probably nvidia and xorg will have to find out who actually broke
what), but is this solution acceptable? I mean, X has some new
features, the NVIDIA driver does aswell, shouldn't the user
choose which one to upgrade and which one not to, instead of forcing
the new version of something and the old version of something else?
Leaving this bug open would also make users more aware of this
situation, probably...
As for myself, I'm back to xserver-xorg-core 2:1.10.4-1 and nvidia


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