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Old 06-07-03, 07:12 PM   #1
witthoet
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Default shutting down Xserver does not give a terminal screen

I have my system configured to start at run level 3. When I log in I then manually start X("startx") and have no problems. However when I try to shut down "X" by either logging off or pressing the ALT-BACKSPACE sequence, my display show "unable to display this resolution".

I have a clean install of RH9.0 and have upgraded everything including the Kernal. Following is the output of my "uname -a":

Linux gordito 2.4.20-18.9 #1 Thu May 29 07:08:16 EDT 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

My system is:

Dell dimension 8200 w/512meg
Nvidia Gforce 420 w/video out 64meg
using the 1.0-4363 driver
Philips DVDRW/CDRW
HP Deskjet 932C

Does anyone have any idea why my system will not allow me to return to the console after I shut down X?

fyi when I open a console window while in X it works fine.

TIA

Tim

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Old 06-09-03, 09:20 AM   #2
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After much pain and agony. i found the answer to this one. the nvidia drivers dont like kernels with framebuffer for some reason, somone mentioned it on another forum, i recompiled the kernel without framebuffer and it works great.
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Old 06-09-03, 06:27 PM   #3
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Without framebuffer worked for you? That's odd -- most of the people that I remember reporting issues like this (blank screen or no signal or something upon exiting X) weren't using the framebuffer. Turning it on fixed it for them...

Plus, I use it with FB on, too, without issues.

Hmm... well, I suppose if it worked for you, then it worked for you. But it does sound a little strange.
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Old 06-09-03, 08:33 PM   #4
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Default i have the same problem

i install 4363 in turbolinux8wks , my graphic card is MSI GF4MX440 , with PHILIPS 107P4 . when i startx , it works well , glxgear reports up . but when i quit to virtual consonle, the characters become a mess--each like a small snake. someone suggested use nvtv to push the button 'tv-off' and so on, but for me ,it doesn't work , and i toggle the FB on or off when the machine boot(vesafb option in grub.conf and setup the grub again), but it still fail. how can i do.
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Old 06-11-03, 01:32 PM   #5
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I will try with the FB on and off and see what happens.

Thanks for the help.

Tim
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