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Hey, im sorta a linux noob and i just installed Slackware 10 for a dual boot with XP.
So far i have had no probs until after i tried installing Enemy Territory which didnt work. (ut2k4 works fine) Now whenever i shutdown the X server i am left with a big black screen with little colored dots which im assuming is a huge blowup of the text which should be the console. I can still type "startx" and get X.org back up but this means i am either in X or seeing nothing in console. Any help would be very appreciated.
try passing in 'vga=normal' at the boot line (if you are using LILO -- can't remember exactly what the command is for GRUB). This would override any framebuffer settings and boot you up in 80x25 resolution
I am pretty sure this has something to do with the nvidia driver. I use a frame buffer for the boot which works. It isnt until after i am in X with the nvidia driver that i am unable to leave X without seeing messed up stuff.