Hello all *wink*
I was torn between putting this in the newbie forum or here, but since I think that this is more than a simple newbie question, I'll go ahead and put it here...
To my problem: Since I installed the nvidia drivers I've been unable to use the virtual terminals, since they spawn on my TV screen, which is connected to the gfx card via a svideo-to-scart cable. If I boot into runlevel 3, and startx from there, and then quit X, I get the same result. The console spawns on my tv.
During bootup I see the bootup sequence (including the BIOS post) on both my monitor and my TV, but as soon as kdm starts I get picture on only my monitor. If I start a virtual terminal I get that terminal on my TV, and my monitor goes blank, but I can still switch back to the monitor with ctrl-alt-f7. It still really sucks that I can't use the other terminals so I would love to find a solution to this. I've tried to search for a while all over the web for a solution, and found something about adding an IgnoreDisplayDevice "TV" to my XF86Config, but this only caused BOTH my tv and my monitor to go blank... so that wasn't really a good solution
Is this really a problem with X settings, or is there something else that I should look at? I also heard something about totally disconnecting the TV would fix the problem, but since I use it for watching movies (don't have a regular dvd player) that is not an option either.
oh, I'm kind of new to linux, I've only REALLY used it for a bit more than 2 months...
I'm running SuSE 9.2 on an Athlon XP, a Geforce4 ti4200 with the newest nvidia driver (7167, and I also tried the one before that, can't remember the version number), and a regular CRT 17" (Huyndai Deluxscan b790).