Hello, I appear to have a rather large problem with my Nvidia graphics drivers. I recently downloaded and installed (successfully so I thought) the Nvidia linux IA32 display driver version 1.0-4363 from the Nvidia website. I am using xfree 4.3 and it all looked like it was working fine. The nvidia splash screen appears when the x-server starts, and my 2d graphics are smooth and flawless. I have a GF4 Ti4400.
I first noticed there was a problem when I tried to test a new set of display options from within mandrake control center. When the test button was clicked, the settings window just vanished and no settings were saved. I then realised that this happened when trying to configure the video settings for epsxe playstation emulator. It is almost as if when the graphics card is accessed, the processes "commit suicide", or are simply terminated without warning or error message.
This stumped me for some time until I tried recently to run TuxRacer. The box appears on the taskbar as if the game is loading, but the hard-drive light stops flashing, and no loading takes place. Eventually it dissapears, again with no warning or error. This actually happens with EVERY openGL application on my linux system.
My card works when the drivers that ship with mandrake are installed, and also it is fully functional in windows. The only other point to note is that using the display settings in windows I have very marginally overclocked my card, although this never caused any problems with the driver under mandrake 9.0 before I upgraded.
Is this a known bug? Are there any bug-fixes available that might help, or should I try an earlier driver?