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Date:      Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:49:42 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Warren Block <>
Subject:   Re: System lockups in X with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (G73) and Gtk+
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On Sat, 13 Aug 2011 21:38:59 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Aug 2011, Polytropon wrote:
> > PS. Looking at your xorg.conf, maybe the reason why I
> >    can't do Ctrl+Alt+Backspace anymore is that DontZap
> >    belongs to ServerLayout, not to ServerFlags - I'll
> >    quickly check that.
> xorg.conf(5) says about ServerFlags:
>    Options  specified in this section (with the exception of the
>    "Default-ServerLayout" Option) may be overridden by Options specified
>    in the active ServerLayout section.
> In general, ServerFlags is unnecessary.  Just put the options in 
> ServerLayout.

Done that, but Ctrl+Alt+Backspace still doesn't work.

> DontZap defaults to off now, but the key sequence has to be set, like 
> setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
> or
> Section "InputDevice"
>          Identifier  "Keyboard0"
>          Driver      "kbd"
>          Option      "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
> EndSection

I'll try on next X startup.

Meanwhile, I got the "nvidia" driver compiled, installed
and running. Tests like

	% xlock -nolock -mode lament


	% xlock -nolock -mode fire

show the FPS rate I've expected (no comparison to the 3
fps I got with "nv"). In "gears" there are > 5000 FPS,
that's _magnitudes_ better than with "nv".

But my text font in Sylpheed as well as the one used in
intclock is not a bit damaged (just chose a different one
in Sylpheed so I can see what I'm currently typing).

The next thing I have to try is triggering the system
freeze by using any Gtk+ application. :-)

I'd like to point out that the nvidia driver comes with
nice documentation: /usr/local/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README
contains lots of great stuff.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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