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    Default Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xx driver

    Many people are having trouble with the latest nvidia drivers. I think there might be a pattern and that might lead to a solution; even if that solution is "give up with that card you're using." So, here's the first:

    7600GS PCI with 32 bit opensuse 11.3 and KDE 4.6

    Please post your info if the problem has affected you.
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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xx driver

    Note this problem should only affect 32-bit openSUSE KDE4 users with the proprietary 260.xx driver. It does NOT affect Gnome users. It does NOT affect LXDE users. It does NOT affect Xfce users. It does NOT affect 64-bit users.

    We have 4 PCs in the house with nVidia hardware and KDE4 on openSUSE-11.3. Only ONE of the 4 is affected, which is a 32-bit openSUSE-11.3 w/KDE-4.4.4 and the latest 260.xxx driver with its video hardware being a PCI (NOT PCI-e) nVidia 8400GS. As a work around, applications are started with 'strace <application>' and THAT works on that PC with a 32-bit openSUSE-11.3 KDE-4.4.4 with proprietary 260.xxx driver.

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    On 02/08/2011 09:36 PM, Prexy wrote:
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    > Many people are having trouble with the latest nvidia drivers. I think
    > there might be a pattern and that might lead to a solution; even if that
    > solution is "give up with that card you're using." So, here's the
    > first:
    >
    > 7600GS PCI with 32 bit opensuse 11.3 and KDE 4.6
    >
    > Please post your info if the problem has affected you.


    GeForce 6800, 32 bit, 11.3, KDE 4.4 (stock install)
    Rather than give up on the card I gave up on the driver and rolled back
    to the 256.53 driver. It's a little bit of a chore to have to recompile
    after a kernel update, but at least it works. I haven't tried the
    latest version, just the 260.29.12 driver. I haven't heard whether they
    fixed the issue in the later one.

    IIRC, the issue for me was VirtualBox stopped working. Can't remember
    if there were other issues...

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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    Quote Originally Posted by atftb View Post
    I haven't heard whether they fixed the issue in the later one.
    The latest 260.19.36 has the same problem. Nothing fixed there. Some say the problem is not in the driver but it is in KDE4 or openSUSE and only revealed with the 260.xxx drivers ....

    Quote Originally Posted by atftb View Post
    IIRC, the issue for me was VirtualBox stopped working. Can't remember
    if there were other issues...
    I had the problem with Virtual Box, but I managed to get Virtual Box working again by re-installing Virtual Box after the latest driver was installed.

    Other applications work for me by launching them with 'strace <application>.'

    Its a nasty problem/bug. .... still, I note via hardware users, ati hardware users, Intel hardware users have all seen worse problems at different times.

    Hopefully a solution will eventually be found for 32-bit openSUSE KDE4 users with nVidia hardware who wish to use the latest nVidia proprietary graphic drivers.

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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    On 02/08/2011 10:36 PM, oldcpu wrote:
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    > atftb;2287937 Wrote:
    >> I haven't heard whether they fixed the issue in the later one.

    > The latest 260.19.36 has the same problem. Nothing fixed there. Some
    > say the problem is not in the driver but it is in KDE4 or openSUSE and
    > only revealed with the 260.xxx drivers ....
    >
    > atftb;2287937 Wrote:
    >> IIRC, the issue for me was VirtualBox stopped working. Can't remember
    >> if there were other issues...

    >
    > I had the problem with Virtual Box, but I managed to get Virtual Box
    > working again by re-installing Virtual Box after the latest driver was
    > installed.


    Don't recall if I reinstalled vbox or not. I added the virtualbox repo,
    so IIRC I have to rerun vboxsetup when a kernel update comes down so I
    may have but if so it didn't help in my case. No matter, the old video
    driver works OK.

    > Other applications work for me by launching them with 'strace
    > <application>.'


    Interesting. I'll have to give that a try next time I feel like
    experimenting.

    > Its a nasty problem/bug. .... still, I note via hardware users, ati
    > hardware users, Intel hardware users have all seen worse problems at
    > different times.
    >
    > Hopefully a solution will eventually be found for 32-bit openSUSE KDE4
    > users with nVidia hardware who wish to use the latest nVidia proprietary
    > graphic drivers.


    I suspect you're right. Be nice if nVidia and the KDE folks could
    collaborate a bit. With these sorts of bugs you never really know if
    the right people are even aware of it...

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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    Unless someone comes in with contrary information, we can start with the assumption that it is 32-bit only and KDE 4.4 and later. I can confirm that the problem continues to exist in the 270.xx driver. To recap: so far we see problems with

    6400
    7600GS PCI
    8400GS PCI

    So far, we can deduce that cards that end in "00" may have the problem
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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    Hello,
    Totally unable to run KDE4.6 with that driver. I stick to KDE4.5.5.
    My specs below
    openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) KDE 4.8.5, Laptop: KEYNUX Ymax I7, RAM 4GB, HD 120GB SSD (OS) + 500GB, 64-bits Quad-core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Video 17" nVidia GeForce GTX 285M

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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    Quote Originally Posted by phiga View Post
    Hello,
    Totally unable to run KDE4.6 with that driver. I stick to KDE4.5.5.
    My specs below
    If your PC has a 64-bit openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64) on KDE 4.5.5 / KDE 4.6 (with nVidia GeForce GTX 285M) then you have encountered a completely different problem. The problem most of us have seen ONLY applies to 32-bit openSUSE, and to ALL KDE4 versions and not just KDE4.6.

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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    NVIDIA 8400 GS on my 32-bit openSUSE testing machine (2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Pentium 4 3.2 GHz). Staying on KDE4.4.4 on this specific machine with 11.3 until 11.4 comes out then just going to run the nouveau driver.
    Desktop: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 - Core i7 7700K - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE
    Laptop: HP EliteBook 8770W - Core i7 3940XM - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE

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    Default Re: Post the version of your nvidia card that fails with the 260.xxdriver

    An update:

    6400
    7600GS PCI
    8400GS PCI - 2 instances
    Odd inconsistency, problem on 64-bit: GTX 285M

    I am curious to see if the 64-bit gets "cured." If so, the difference between 32-bit opensuse and 64-bit would seem to be a starting place to locate the cause of the problem.
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