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Old 05-27-03, 09:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy X/console switching problems

Hey ho,

The Nvidia drivers work great for me, and so does the installer. I don't really care about 3D acceleration or dual-screens or whatever, my machine just happened to not work with X' default nv driver.

However, one quite frustrating problem remains. Whenever I want to exit X or just switch to a console, my monitor tells me it's out of range. Although I sure have specified the correct refresh rates in my XF86Config-4, something causes those rates to be overridden when I exit X. I can do whatever I like, but can't see a thing. So all I can do is pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7 to get back to X or Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot.

I happily searched the forum I only now discovered, but found only one other person (ModemShark) who has experienced this behavior (in the first sticky thread) and no-one seemed able to tell him what the remedy might be.

However, I thought it was worth a try. Those drivers didn't use to do that. I don't know when the problem really started (new X or new drivers), but I sure know it shouldn't be like that... :-)

If it matters: I have a GeForce 4 MX and an AOC 17" monitor (30-70, 50-160) and I'm running Debian sid with XFree86 4.2.1, iirc. Of course, I'll provide any other information when needed. As an attachment, you'll find my XFree86.0.log.

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Old 05-29-03, 04:01 PM   #2
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I have this problem also.... I emailed NVidia and they said there is a bug in the driver and that there is no fix currently available. So I went back to the standard kernel drivers.
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Old 05-29-03, 06:35 PM   #3
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You might try toggling off or on the vesafb driver (the high-res console). That was a workaround a while back for issues like this; I don't know if it still is or not.
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Old 05-29-03, 08:05 PM   #4
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Yep. It made it less noticeable, however it is still really messed up.
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Old 05-30-03, 08:56 AM   #5
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You could try the 2960-driver. It is the last one that works for me without this issue.

There have already been many theads according this issue.

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Old 05-30-03, 09:33 AM   #6
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You could try the 2960-driver. It is the last one that works for me without this issue.
If those drivers don't have that problem (which I haven't tested yet, but indeed, I don't remember the problem from earlier times), then why does Nvidia state (as Semtex was replied) that there's no fix for it?

Anyway, I'll try my luck with 2960 then...

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Old 05-30-03, 09:55 AM   #7
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Anyway, I'll try my luck with 2960 then...
Yesss... Indeed, switching between console and X works with those drivers.

Moali, whoever you are, you made my day.

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Old 05-30-03, 11:11 AM   #8
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Yesss... Indeed, switching between console and X works with those drivers.
Fine. Thanks for the feedback.

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...whoever you are, ...
... just another nvidia user beginning to get fed up of trying a new nvidia-release and removing it again 5 minutes later because of one or two issues known since months. (some weeks after September, 10th it becomes one year!)
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Old 05-31-03, 09:43 PM   #9
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