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

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Wed Sep 14 09:23:32 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-13 20:23, Maurizio Oliveri wrote:
> Excuse me... WHAT?!

What is the subject of bug #639737?
   "nvidia-glx does not support xorg-video-abi-11 required by
    xserver-xorg-core 1.11.0"

*That* was fixed in 280.13.really.275.28-1.

> 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,

And *this* is a new bug, a regression NVIDIA introduced in their new
release, so it deserves a new bug report. But there is already one:
http://bugs.debian.org/641344 "Graphics errors after upgrading to
xserver with abi 11" - is it the same you are experiencing?

Anyway, NVIDIA needs to be told about these problems, please follow
their bug reporting instructions:

> forcing ignoreABI to false in xorg.conf makes X unable to start, so

Can't reproduce this here. X starts fine with this minimal xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
        Identifier "GPU"
        Driver "nvidia"
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option          "IgnoreABI" "false"

> 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?

What do you expect from using Debian unstable/sid? A well tested
distribution? Sid *is* the testbed. Sometimes things break.

> Leaving this bug open would also make users more aware of this
> situation, probably...

No, it won't help as it isn't descriptive about the NEW problem.

> As for myself, I'm back to xserver-xorg-core 2:1.10.4-1 and nvidia
> 280.13-5

On 2011-09-13 22:46, Santiago José López Borrazás wrote:
> That's all, I too am going on. And I think that is a problem with
> xserver-xorg-core than anything else.

Does the problem happen with any other driver? Or only NVIDIA's
proprietary one?

Please tell NVIDIA about it so that they notice they broke something
with their ABI 11 "fix". Run the nvidia-bug-report.sh script and post
the output to their forum.


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