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Old 09-14-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
farmerdave
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nvidia problem when ending current session


I am experimenting with slackware on an older machine to get a feel for it before i migrate my main pc to slackware. Everything is working well, or i am finding solutions quickly enough. One new problem is occuring since i installed the nvidia drivers.

I went to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us and downloaded drivers for my card, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run, and installed with the command

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run

and everything seemed fine. I started a new x session, but when i ended the session all programs shutdown ok, but then all that happened was the screen went black, i could not get any prompt. Ctrl+Alt+F2 did nothing, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace did nothing, Ctrl+Alt+Del was all that worked and my system rebooted, back to Lilo. I have no idea what is going on, and need help.
 
Old 09-14-2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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Can you have a look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and check for errors - if there are any, can you post them here please?
 
Old 09-14-2008, 10:15 PM   #3
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As far as i can tell, there dont appear to be any.
 
Old 09-14-2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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I think there is now no problem. I went to xorg.conf and added

Modes "1680x1050"

which is the resolution of my screen, before that i was using "1024x768", and now everything seems fine.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 03:27 AM   #5
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I have the same issue with the latest ati driver (8.8).
I've added the correct "Modes" line in xorg.conf and restarted X but nothing changed.
 
  


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