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Old 10-28-03, 08:45 PM   #1
GeForce4 420 Go 32M
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Default 4496 returns to the wrong console

I just installed the 4496 drivers and they work great in X.
I have it set up with twinview on a laptop with an external monitor, using the same configuration as I had in 4363.

The new problem is this: when I exit from X-windows, the console shows up on the external monitor only -- the laptop
screen is black. And the external console has the wrong size -- the text is invisible both above and below the actual screen.

I see this is a recurring problem in nVidia drivers, dating back a year or two and repeatedly fixed. In the meantime, is there a
workaround? Can I give a command in the console that will reset things to the bootup state? Is there a file I can simply delete?

Appreciate anyone's input on this.

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Old 10-30-03, 11:18 AM   #2
GeForce4 420 Go 32M
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The 4363 driver works fine, the 4496 returns to the wrong console.

I see the nVidia drivers have had recurring problems with this in the past, so here it is again!

00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,PCI and SDR/DDR] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation Intel 537 [M5457 AC-Link Modem]
00:09.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M] (rev a3)

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