[CentOS] is everyone aware of this?
thomas_prangenberg at online.de
Thu Oct 19 20:15:51 UTC 2006
Bisbal, Prentice schrieb:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Yiorgos Stamoulis
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:33 PM
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> Subject: [CentOS] is everyone aware of this?
> BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
>> I am having some issues (e.g. System lock ups) with my ATI 9250 Video
>> I am thinging about replacing it with either a Nvidia
>> FX5200, FX5500, or a FX5600 card.
>> Is anyone using one of these cards on Centos 4.1 with the stock (XORG)
>> nv driver?
> I have been using the nvidia driver although I do not need the 3D
> acceleration, just because it was available.
> However, a few of days ago I came across this:
> what does this list think about this matter?
> I have now reverted to the standard xorg nv driver
> You have to weigh the risk of th exploit with the benefits of using the
> software. What are the odds that someone is really going to target your
> computer out of the millions connected to the Internet? What value does
> using this driver provide? Is that value worth the risk?
> For me, without using this driver, I can't provide the
> hardware-accelerated 3D stereo my users need to do their work. Since my
> systems are behind a firewall with NAT, I think the risk of falling
> victim to this exploit is pretty low (yes, I know firewalls are hardly a
> panacea). In my case, the benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
> As to why NVidia hasn't fixed this problem, that's a discussion for
> another mailing list.
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the problem has been discussed in the nvidia forum. A member of Nvidia's
support staff advised customers to place the Option "RenderAccel"
"False" in the device section of xorg.conf as a temporary workaround.
The upcoming drivers of the 9xxx generation are supposed to be safe.
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