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On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 02:11, Emiel Kollof wrote:
> On Friday 28 February 2003 10:54, Codewordt Gentoo Users wrote:
> > Hello
> > With recent new releases (XFree 4.3.0, Gentoo RC3, gentoo-sources-2.4.20)
> > I was wondering if I could make a plea that the new Nvidia drivers
> > 1.0.4191 be unmasked? They are already being widely utilised by the rest
> > of the distributions and certainly I've not had any problems with it
> > myself. Problems may occur when upgrading or downgrading but on a fresh
> > install in my experience it is more robust.
> I disagree. 3d performance is better but 2d performance is abysmal, also due
Agreed. 2D performance has some major problems in the 1.0-4191 version.
Apparently they rewrote much of the 2D code, partly to do better with
XRENDER. IMO they are still beta, and have significant memory leak(s).
I'm speaking from the point of view of someone who has avidly installed
every version since about 0.9.4. But with just this release I have been
forced to go back to 1.0-3123. Yes i've tried to endure the bad side of
1.0-4191 several times but i've always had to go back.
> to the new drivers not using xaa anymore (they use their own stuff in the new
FWIW I don't think they ever used xaa. They've always had their own
> drivers). Also, some machines don't have problems, and some do. See here:
My experiences with 1.0-4191 are well documented on that forum.
> I say keep 'em masked. Of course there's nothing wrong with you guys using
> them. If they work for you, great.
I definitely agree.
> > If it is not at all possible to unmask can I be given an idea of timescale
> > and specific causes out of curiosity?
> Maybe next driver release?
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