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Old 05-28-06, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default Corrupt screen when switching consoles

I run Slackware-current
Linux mrlinux #2 PREEMPT Sat Apr 1 14:43:38 EST 2006 i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module 1.0-8762 Mon May 15 13:06:38 PDT 2006
X.Org version: 6.9.0

I am having this same strange issue I noticed with the last version of the drivers as well.
In my setup the consoles are laid out as follows:
F1-F4: text logins
F5: My default :0.0 desktop
F6: My desktop :1.0 for Cedega

I have an icon that launches an X server at a higher resolution for Cedega (World of Warcraft, Counter Strike Source, Dark Age of Camelot). Now I can flip consoles to web browse, change what MP3 I'm listening to, adjust mixers, etc..

Problem is, about 40% of the time when I switch from F6 to F5 I get a corrupted screen that is mostly black with 1/4 of the top having short horizontal lines laid out diagonally.

If I hit CTRL-ALT-F4 to get to the text login and back to ALT-F5 my desktop will reappear 100% of the time.

So this isnt fatal, its just annoying.

My config files, the script I use to launch cedega, & copy of /proc/driver/nvidia
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