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Old 05-04-03, 03:13 PM   #2
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Sweden
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Hello Marco!

And thanks a lot! It surely helped me!!!

Finally I am able to use the nvidia driver in X, without having to do a dirty shutdown afterwards, becuse of the system hangup I got when trying to logout or switch to a virtual console.

Actually I now know two ways to avoid the situation.

1. Unplug the video cable before booting the computer. This way the TV-out will never be started , and there is no problem to leave X. (With the cable plugged in I get a cloned monitor picture on the TV, which goes away when I start X.)

2. Install and run nvtv and push the "TV Off"-button as you explained.

I hope the NVIDIA folks will fix this soon. Until then I think they should put a note in the installation materials for the nvidia driver stating that the nvidia driver can not be used with an active TV-out port, or the system will hang when it switches from X graphics back to normal graphics again.

Thanks again

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