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Old 02-24-04, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default logging out of X

here's the HW:
Abit KD7, AMD 2200+, GeForce4 MX 440 (AGP), 256 DDR RAM, VIA Apollo Pro KT400 chipset.

SW:
Linux 2.4.22-10mdk, Nvidia 1.0-5336 driver.

The problem:
Booting the computer brings me to the login screen (X is not set to auto start)
Log-in, startx, everything is good. End the X session and the screen is totally unreadable. I know I'm at my command prompt and typing "startx" brings back my X session as well as typing reboot restarts the computer (and fixes the screen).

Attached is my XFree86.log file. Below is my XF86Config-4.

************************************************** ******************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection


****Monitor,Mouse and Keyboard removed****


Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection
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Old 02-24-04, 08:44 AM   #2
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Angry Me Too!!

I am experiencing the same darn thing!!

I have run into a few suggestions, but after trying them,...
I still have the same problem.
No one seems to know the fix.

If I go back to my default XF86Config, not using "Nvidia" drivers,
everything is fine.

There has to be a fix out there somewhere,...
or are we the only two experiencing this??
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Old 02-24-04, 09:29 AM   #3
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I get the same thing. I can't see the prompt when I log out of X, and if I try to pause X by using ctrl-alt-F1, then I get garbage on the screen. It doesn't happen if I use the "nv" driver. And, interestingly, it didn't happen until I upgraded from 1.0-4496 to 1.0-5336.

Running X otherwise seems fine.

my specs:
NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-5336
I use RedHat 9 (kernel 2.4.20-8).
With a "Fancy Force" (MX440SE 64MB AGP Video Card)
ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2600

(I used to have crashes as documented in another thread, but they were 100% memory related. An upgrade from Shika to Kingston solved my problem).
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Old 02-24-04, 09:40 AM   #4
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Are you using vesafb?
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Old 02-24-04, 10:37 AM   #5
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me? no, I'm not using vesafb. (well, I don't think so)
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Old 02-24-04, 10:41 AM   #6
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here's a screenshot
I know it's in the nvidia driver because the old driver did not do this
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Old 02-24-04, 10:44 AM   #7
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here is my XFree86.0.log
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Old 02-24-04, 10:54 AM   #8
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This is my screenshot of what I get if I:

1. startx
2. press ctrl-alt-F1 to pause X
3. hold down the enter key try to get a prompt

...if I hit ctrl-alt-F7, then I can restart X again.
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Old 02-24-04, 11:05 AM   #9
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Make sure you're not using vesafb, even if older drivers seemed to work just fine with it.
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Old 02-24-04, 11:14 AM   #10
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lachlan yours is way worse then mine.

]$locate vesa
/usr/bin/setvesablank
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.o
/usr/X11R6/man/man4/vesa.4x.bz2

]$/sbin/lsmod | grep vesa
nothing

]$dmesg | grep vesa
nothing
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Old 02-24-04, 11:21 AM   #11
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It's either built into your kernel or not present at all; if you find yourself presented with any higher resolution than plain VGA before X is started, then chances are you're using vesafb. Pass video=vesa:off vga=normal to the kernel via lilo/grub if you're in doubt.
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Old 02-24-04, 11:26 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by zander
Pass video=vesaff vga=normal to the kernel via lilo/grub if you're in doubt.
I've already tried this!!
I still get the same results!
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