Subject: Re: NVidia users: don't update to XFree 4.2 yet!
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/22/2002 00:04:36
I just updated to 4.2.0 (xsrc/xfree) yesterday, and the screen dimming
problem hasn't manifested itself. It did back when 4.x first came in, but I
haven't seen it happen since it was originally fixed. 4.2.0 went in
seamlessly for me.

BTW, I'm using a Riva TNT2 Vanta 8MB AGP card.

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 10:32:51PM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> >if you are using a NVidia graphics card you probably do not want to update
> >to the recently imported XFree 4.2 in xsrc/xfree yet, as this again shows
> >the famous X-dims-the-screen bug.
> It's generally a one or two line fix in the video state restoration
> code for each card.  But it makes me wonder if we should bite the
> damn bullet and simply save/restore the damn VGA color registers
> like Linux does.
> --Ken

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