[mythtv-users] Stability of latest nvidia (290.10)

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Mon Nov 28 15:46:14 UTC 2011

On 11-11-27 10:56 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/27/2011 08:22 PM, Scott & Nicole Harris wrote:
>>> Hi *
>>> I'm curious how latest nvidia (290.10) is running for You ppl ?
>>> In my case 285.05.09&  290.10 have unpleasant feature of random
>>> segfaults in libnvidia-tls.so
>> I have the same issue with both 285 and 290 and thus am still running
>> 280.13.  The segfaults cause frontend to crash when starting to watch a
>> recording.  They have also been known to cause frontend to crash when simply
>> navigating menus.
> FWIW, 290.10's release notes ( 
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-ia32-290.10-driver.html and 
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-290.10-driver.html ) 
> say, "Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when run 
> with recent releases of glibc such as glibc 2.14.90."

Evidently it's not completely fixed then,
since the original poster is already using that release
and still getting random crashes.

I've reverted back to the "stable" (275.36) driver stream here
because of those crashes.

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