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Old 12-24-04, 07:29 AM   #9
Jimmy Jazz
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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Exclamation Re: TV-out: system hangs on return to console


I got the same problem when i switched back to the vt console or when i logged out with or without vesafb module activated.

My computer freezed in a strange 31.6Khz, 71Hz black screen mode after i switched back (Ctrl+Alt+F1) to one of the vt consoles ... and this happened only with twinview mode or ":0.0 :0.1" display mode. In any case, it never happened during a single screen X11 configuration even with vesafb or APIC activated in the kernel.

I could get a workaround to avoid the problem but only with a two display configuration (the solution doesn't work in a twinview mode ).
to stop the xdm server during a current working session please use the command "/etc/init.d/xdm stop" !!! So i could return to a working console and stop manually the station after i logged back to root in order to perform an init 0.

A bit complicated, but my data are safe and the next boot didn't need to perform a "fsck" !

I continue to hope Nvidia developers would be kind enough to investigate and find a correction to that annoying bug!!

I use a Gforce4 Ti4200 video card.


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