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Bug#198344: xserver-xfree86: nvidia+kernel 2.6.0-test7+debian unstable

Anders Peter Skovsen <aps541@cerebellum.egmont-kol.dk> writes:

> When starting X after last 'apt-get update && apt-get upgrade',
> where X packages were upgraded, the screen flashes twice, then stays
> blank.  ctrl-alt-fN does nothing, ctrl-alt-backspace also is futile.
> I have to reboot with the reset button.  X works fine now, using
> 'nv' instead of 'nvidia' in XF86Config-4 (as you can see below).  I
> have a GeForce II MX chip.  Have spoken with a fellow on #debian
> (freenode) that has the same problem with his ti 4400.  He says it
> just makes the screen very dark, so even console is almost
> impossible to see.  Rerunning the nvidia-installer errors - problem
> with the kernel-headers (Custom 2.6.0-test7 kernel).  This is my
> first bug submission, please forgive any errors or other newbie
> mistakes that I may have made.

This is a bug in nvidia-glx or in your own installation of the drivers
if you don't use that package.  The package didn't include TLS
versions of NVIDIA's binaries, this was no problem until a recent
glibc update -- now the TLS versions are mandatory (unless you start X
and OGL applications with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1).

The problem is fixed in the current version of nvidia-glx in unstable.


Juergen Kreileder, Blackdown Java-Linux Team

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