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Old 10-20-03, 02:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Display problems when *exiting* X

Hi,

I have a problem with the nVidia graphics driver and I hope that someone can help me out. Installing the driver went without problems and I can use OpenGl applications and everything else in X without trouble. However, when I switch back to the console (with Ctr - Alt F2 for instance) the screen is completely garbled. Logging out from X has the same result. The only way I can access a console is by running it in an X window.

When I disable the nvidia driver by changing "nvidia" back to "nv" in the Device section of my F86Config-4 file, I again have a working terminal, but a slower X without OpenGL.

Here's my configuration:

Shuttle SN41G2 with nForce2 board. I use the on-board graphics, network and sound capabilities.

Model: GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
IRQ: 10
Video BIOS: 04.1f.00.07.00
Card Type: AGP

Mandrake 9.2, clean install with KDE desktop.

NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Driver set version 1.0-4496

Thanks a lot in advance for any advice.

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Arno Aaldijk
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Old 10-20-03, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hi,

Here is a copy of my XFree86-4 file. I hope someone can help me out.

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Old 10-21-03, 02:18 AM   #3
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Lightbulb Seems to be a bug in the nvidia driver

Hi,

I have done some more research, and it appears that this is a common problem with the nvidia driver, and there is not a clear solution yet.

Some links for those who are experiencing similar problems:

http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4593

http://www.mail-archive.com/cooker@l...msg126859.html

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=14930

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...&threadid=6611

I will try all these remedies later tonight, and I will report back if any of these works.

Regards,

Arno
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Old 10-22-03, 01:31 AM   #4
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Hi,

I added:

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"

to my XF86Config file, and that did change the way my consle looked, but didn't solve the problem.

Then I changed my lilo.conf file as follows:
vga = 0x0317

This solved the problem. I have a graphic boot, X works fine with OpenGL, and console switching works perfectly.

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Old 12-05-03, 02:47 AM   #5
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Works like an absolute charm. Someone give that man a cigar.

Thanks :-)
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Old 12-05-03, 01:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Problem solved

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Hi,

I added:

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"



Arno
It works great !!!!! mann, thank you very much !!!!!!!!
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Old 12-09-03, 05:16 AM   #7
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anyone have a recommendation for grub? or should i change to lilo?
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Old 12-10-03, 03:09 AM   #8
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hello;

Man, nobody is talking about grub or lilo !!!!!!!!!
you have to add the line to your XF86Config file, this file is in etc/X11.
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Old 12-10-03, 05:36 AM   #9
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Doesn't work for me

Using a Toshiba Satellite 2430-402 (Geforce 420 Go)

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Old 12-10-03, 06:39 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Doesn't work for me

Using a Toshiba Satellite 2430-402 (Geforce 420 Go)

Mooses
Same Machine, same problem over here.... The above workaround did not work on it.
Which version of the driver you were running, when you figured out this "solution"?

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Old 12-10-03, 07:54 AM   #11
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I use the 4496 driver with kernel 2.6-test11

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Old 12-10-03, 07:58 AM   #12
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I have pulled my hair trying to fix this before, turned out that a previous driver was the solution...

I have found that older drivers are just as fast and more stable, so my recommendation, use 43xx drivers until Nvidia decides to fix the newer ones...

[edit] The option mentioned is turned off by default in older drivers (or does not exist, i dunno which, if i did i might be able to make a fix, but this code is not open), that could explain it, but why turning off the option with newer drivers SOMETIMES work is something that i cannot explain...

Doesn't matter if you use the 2.4.xx or 2.6-testxx kernel, the problem is not kernel specific, of that i am sure...

If anyone finds a solution to the problem that works on all setups, i suggest this thread should be stickified...

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