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Old 11-21-2002, 04:48 AM   #1
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NVIDIA drivers installed - hangs when switching between X & console


I install the NVIDIA drivers yesterday, all went well. The install was painless and everything seemed to work great. Except when I was in KDE, then switched to a console ... did some work ... then when I tried to switch back to KDE the screen flickered and then nothing. The box did not hang but the keyboard / mouse seemed un-responsive. I logged in through ssh from my other slackware box, killed X and then everything was ok. Untill I tried the console thing again.

Anyone having this issue ? Is there a fix ?
Old 11-21-2002, 10:01 AM   #2
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THere was a similar bug in older Nvidia drivers that made linux freeze when switching to console when using TwinView feature, but that was fixed, as a matter of fact im using TwinView now with no problems. As for your problem maybe it's X or KDE not nvidia drivers. Did you read through the whole README file, maybe it's a known thing, and there is probably a fiix.


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