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Re: nv driver and screen corruption

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 01:08:10PM +0100, Sad Clouds wrote:
> Hi, I'm using NetBSD 5.1_RC3, Xorg is using nv driver with NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 
> 440 graphics card.
> For quite some time now I have been seeing screen corruption, this usually 
> happens when Firefox is running. I'm not sure if Firefox causes it, or buggy 
> nv driver.
> What I mean by screen corruption is this - bands of vertical stripy lines 
> that 
> corrupt text and graphics on the screen. This happens quite randomly when for 
> example, scrolling text in Firefox or switching virtual desktops.
> Has anyone seen this and maybe knows what is going on?

I've seen this too, with ati adapters. Only the firefox window is corrupted,
and switching tabs usually fixes it.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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