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Old 09-07-04, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default FX5900 Causing Strang Framebuffer Behaviour

Good Day

I have got a PixelView FX 5900 card, and I am forced to use the 4496 drivers. When I install later drivers, and switch out of X to the console, the text gets all jumbled up and unreadable. I got a chaintech Nforce 2.

I am using Gentoo Linux, though I have tried with SUSE 9.1, and the same thing happens.

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Model: GeForce FX 5900
IRQ: 5
Video BIOS: 04.35.20.22.01
Card Type: AGP

Linux boxlet 2.6.4-ck1 #8 Sat Jul 3 14:25:15 SAST 2004 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

Any Ideas how to fix it? I would really like to use the 6111 drivers.

Thanks
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Old 09-07-04, 06:58 PM   #2
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I need to learn how to read.
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Old 09-07-04, 07:19 PM   #3
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Try adding

Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"

to your XF86Config file. Alternatively you can disable the framebuffer by removing any "vga=" options from your GRUB or LILO configuration.

Both methods seem to work for people using monitors hooked in through a VGA cable (usually used for CRT monitors but also for some LCD panels such as mine). However, I am not aware of a solution that works if you use a DVI connection.
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Old 09-08-04, 11:20 AM   #4
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Thanks jerickson314, I have tried both methods to no success. It happens to the normal console as well.

Well I hope someone else has some solutions
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Old 09-11-04, 11:29 AM   #5
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I have the same problem with framebuffer on my Suse 9.1. My card is a Geforce4 MX440-SE and after loading the X window system if I switch to any console (they use framebuffer) it is unreadable. I had the same problem with Fedora Core 1 and 2.
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Old 09-17-04, 04:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: FX5900 Causing Strang Framebuffer Behaviour

geeze!
I've got this terrible problem too..
Is there not a workaround for this?
I want to be able to start a second X session (If that's what it's called)
And I want to do it through the console outside of X..
It's :P
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Old 09-17-04, 05:30 AM   #7
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Please report console restoration problems if you don't use framebuffer consoles to linux-bugs@nvidia.com; if you do use framebuffer consoles, please check if the problem reproduces with plain VGA consoles.
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Old 09-17-04, 06:48 AM   #8
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Question Re: FX5900 Causing Strang Framebuffer Behaviour

I have the same problem whith Mandrake 10 and FX5200 with nvidia driver (the last one).

I don't know if i use framebuffer.
Can you explain me how to know this ?
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Old 09-19-04, 02:55 PM   #9
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Smile [SOLVE for me] FX5900 Causing Strang Framebuffer Behaviour

With my FX5200, I solve my problem when i quit the X server.
I's in my lilo.conf. There is a vga= xxx line and when i delete this line, it's good when i quit X session.
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