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Old 03-29-05, 04:40 PM   #2
maddox
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Default Re: Green blotches - that's all I get (Knoppix, GeForce FX5200)

I have no ideia why your screen goes back to text mode after the splash screen but... i had those flashing green blotches when switching from X to console (in all consoles). Using a XFX 5700 ultra, 1.0-6629 version, and a CRT Monitor
Using this options in xorg.conf resolved the problem:

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"

Change this accordling to your needs. And check the README.txt from Nvidia for more details in sections:

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "string"
Allows you to override what the NVIDIA kernel module
detects is connected to your video card. This may
be useful, for example, if you use a KVM (keyboard,
video, mouse) switch and you are switched away when
X is started. In such a situation, the NVIDIA kernel
module cannot detect what display devices are connected,
and the NVIDIA X driver assumes you have a single CRT.

Valid values for this option are "CRT" (cathode ray
tube), "DFP" (digital flat panel), or "TV" (television);
if using TwinView, this option may be a comma-separated
list of display devices; e.g.: "CRT, CRT" or "CRT, DFP".

NOTE: anything attached to a 15 pin VGA connector is
regarded by the driver as a CRT. "DFP" should only be
used to refer to flatpanels connected via a DVI port.

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "string"
This option tells the NVIDIA kernel module to completely
ignore the indicated classes of display devices when
checking what display devices are connected. You may
specify a comma-separated list containing any of "CRT",
"DFP", and "TV".

For example:

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"

will cause the NVIDIA driver to not attempt to detect
if any flatpanels or TVs are connected.

This option is not normally necessary; however, some video
BIOSes contain incorrect information about what display
devices may be connected, or what i2c port should be
used for detection. These errors can cause long delays
in starting X. If you are experiencing such delays, you
may be able to avoid this by telling the NVIDIA driver to
ignore display devices which you know are not connected.

NOTE: anything attached to a 15 pin VGA connector is
regarded by the driver as a CRT. "DFP" should only be
used to refer to flatpanels connected via a DVI port.
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