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TheDrew 01-05-04 10:47 AM

Help...Disappearing Terminals...
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Alright, Lets see if anyone can help me. I've just bought a new computer and I'm in the process of installing everything. This is my first try at working with a nVidia card and Linux. I've installed SuSE Linux 9.0 (via FTP install) and it works just fine. I followed the instructions on installing the nVidia Drivers to a "t" (README from the website). I Also edited my Inittab, and XF86Config file. After installing I rebooted, logged in and ran command "startx" X Started with no problems, I even saw the niffty logo screen...There is no problem with my graphics in X...I Love it...Only problem is that my other teriminals disappeared. Terminals 1 - 6 and 8 (The terminial I need to veiw Error and other server information!) have disappeared. Some of them have like EGA color bars on them, but I can't use them. When I exit X and I go back to Terminal 1 I can type commands and they work (like "shutdown -r now"). but I can get the terminal to display correctly. I've searched the forum and found nothing close to this problem so I'm hoping someone out there knows something I don't know...


Distro: SuSE 9.0 (via FTP Install)
Kernel: 2.4.21-144 (SuSE build from install..not touched at all)
Video Card: nVidia Geforce FX 5200 (ASUS V9520/TD)
MB: ASUS A7N8X - E Deluxe
CPU: AMD XP 3000+

TheDrew 01-05-04 10:51 AM

Config File
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Here is the Config file for X. Anything else you all need, please let me know...


moali 01-09-04 04:20 AM

May be you have a similar problem as me. I get a disorted image on the consoles, like in old times when the monitor-timing was wrong.

Just to be sure: You're using framebuffer-console (the nice SuSE-Startup-screen; Kernel-option vga=0x....).

For me, my problem disappears if I use a quite old version of the nvidia-driver (2960). You can find it in the drivers-archive.

Perhapps it is worth a try.


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