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Old 01-30-04, 02:36 PM   #1
indian_mogul
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Unhappy SuSe 9.0 Pro - Screen freezes after logout

Hi,
I run SuSe 9.0 Professional on my Sony GRT250 laptop.. I have a nVidia
GeForce4 420 Go graphics card and a VESA 1024x768@60HZ monitor on my system. I use KDE 3.1. I downloaded the nVidia driver (1.0-5328) and installed on my laptop. Now, when I logout, my screen turns blank with hazy lines flickering..I observed this prob after I had installed the driver 1.0-5328.

I am a newbie trying to move to Linux. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
IM
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Old 01-30-04, 05:00 PM   #2
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I seem to have the same kind of troubles...

Kernel 2.6.1
Mandrake 9.1
Geforce 2 MX 400
KDE 3.1.4
New nvidia-driver (got it to install by downloading & compiling a generic kernel from kernel.org instead of using a mandrake-specific one).

Leaving X will crash the system completely.
(ie, Reboot / Halt / Alt-Fx)

Current XF86-Config-4 settings:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"
EndSection

---
cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Disabled
/proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-5336 Wed Jan 14 18:29:26 PST 2004
GCC version: gcc version 3.2.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.1 3.2.2-3mdk)
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Old 01-31-04, 05:24 AM   #3
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At the moment, I have managed to prevent screen freezes with the following:


In kernel configuration:
disable framebuffer console support
disable logo conf

=> recompile, install (incl. modules), lilo.

In lilo.conf:

Code:
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.1
	label=261
	root=/dev/hdc6
	read-only
	optional
	vga=0
	append=" devfs=mount hdb=ide-scsi acpi=off noapci"
	initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.1.img

In XF86-Config (to prevent color-screwups: 16 bit Default-Color-Depth)

Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 16
    
# more screen modes...

     Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1280x1024/61Hz" "640x480" 
		Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1280x1024/61Hz" "640x480" 
		Virtual 0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
I can now switch between X & Alt-Fx without problems, and I can shutdown the system normally, it seems.
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Old 01-31-04, 04:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: SuSe 9.0 Pro - Screen freezes after logout

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Originally posted by indian_mogul
Hi,
I run SuSe 9.0 Professional on my Sony GRT250 laptop.. I have a nVidia
GeForce4 420 Go graphics card and a VESA 1024x768@60HZ monitor on my system. I use KDE 3.1. I downloaded the nVidia driver (1.0-5328) and installed on my laptop. Now, when I logout, my screen turns blank with hazy lines flickering..I observed this prob after I had installed the driver 1.0-5328.

I am a newbie trying to move to Linux. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
IM
I had the problem of a freeze when exiting X Windows. In my case is was the kernel because it hasn't happened since 2.4.23+.
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