As a new recent occurrence I am starting to get all kinds of lovely artifacts on the screen and things are not getting refreshed
openSUSE 13.1, x86_64.
hwinfo --gfxcard 34: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA) [Created at pci.319] Unique ID: VCu0.6W8GakELviC Parent ID: 8otl.om932x2mw06 SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:01:00.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0 Hardware Class: graphics card Model: "nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS" Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation" Device: pci 0x0400 "GeForce 8600 GTS" SubVendor: pci 0x3842 "eVga.com. Corp." SubDevice: pci 0xc773 Revision: 0xa1 Driver: "nouveau" Driver Modules: "drm" Memory Range: 0xf6000000-0xf6ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xf4000000-0xf5ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xefff (rw) Memory Range: 0xf7000000-0xf701ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled) IRQ: 44 (1387486 events) I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw) Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd00000400sv00003842sd0000C773bc03sc00i00" Driver Info #0: XFree86 v4 Server Module: nv Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #10 (PCI bridge)
Primary display adapter: #34
The attached snapshot was actually of a window that showed artifacts, but he snapshot turned out to show just garbage. I guess that quite sums up my problem.
I haven't used the nvidia drivers in quite a while and have fared pretty well with that choice, but his new messing up of the buffers is not pleasant or tolerable.
# uname -a Linux mountain 3.11.6-4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 30 18:04:56 UTC 2013 (e6d4a27) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Recently after having mplayer suspended for quite a while the machine took a nose dive after I put the player into the foreground again.
I do not have an Xorg.conf file.