nvidia-glx-new is unstabile and doesnt allow some games (driver issue)

Bug #194599 reported by Lucky13 on 2008-02-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nvidia-glx-new

this bug occurs both with windows and linux 1.69.09 driver, cs 1.6: doesnt work, nvidia was aware of this at 1.64 but apparantly its still not fixed

gutsy's repo driver is fine, might wanna rollback on that one for now?

DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu hardy (development branch)"

well the problem is: cs starts, freezes before even displaying the menu, and then crashes. resolution will be back to the game resolution.. so quite iritating

as i said, its a driver problem, so imho best thing is tell the repo man to go a version lower. (below 1.64 beta on linux, the problem didnt exist)

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

We are not going to downgrade the driver on Hardy. Hopefully there'll be a new version that fixes this.

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24:
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 -

linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 ( hardy; urgency=low

  * ABI bump to -11.
  * nvidia-new 169.12 (LP: #195901)
    - Improved power management support with GeForce 8 GPUs.
    - Further improved stability on some GeForce 8 GPUs.
    - Fixed a bug that broke certain TwinView configurations with TV-OUT on
      GeForce 8 GPUs.
    - Fixed a bug that could cause OpenGL to crash in certain cases, e.g.
      when running Counter-Strike under Wine. (LP: #194599)
    - Further improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory handling.
    - Fixed a bug that could result in incorrect PowerMizer state being
    - Improved nvidia-xconfig behavior when updating X configuration files
      without a "Module" section.
    - Worked around a problem that caused function key presses on some
      Toshiba notebooks to result in system crashes.

 -- Timo Aaltonen <email address hidden> Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:48:02 +0200

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24:
status: New → Fix Released
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