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i got a weird display problem, the console shows fine when i boot the system but whenever i logout from X or change to another console with CTRL+ALT+F1-F6 (from within X) either i get some funny none-sense-making dots or no image at all (black screen). The system still works. i can enter commands and reenter X with startx (wich thene displays just as usual).
Did anyone encounter this before?
Im using a GF4 Ti 4600 with the latest NVidia driver if this matters.
If you don't miss the penguin on boot,
go with normal, that SHOULD always
work ... I'm fishing in the dark here,
but it looks as if the VESA fbdev and
the GForce driver don't work together
too well in your case ... I'd suggest
a bit of googling (or even searching
LQ ;}) since I don't have a nVidia
card and am not familiar with their
For those that doesn't have an idea what the problem is, I'll show in a simple way :
> After installing the new NVIDIA-DISPLAY_blablabla_xx.xx_bla.run packages
> after initializing X server from the console, or by run-level, after that, we couldn't go back
> to console mode (Ctrl+Alt+Fx) , we've got an black-screen in any ttyx terminal. But the
> X-server in Alt-F7 was there and running stable and fine. You even could type commands
> in the console black-screen without seeing anything that the commands were readed.
> ex.: reboot (without seeing anything in the console Ctr+Alt+F1)
Well, I don't know if this will work for you, but for me was quite simple....
My Nvidia card has TV-Out / Video-In functions...
I live all the time my videocard plugged to my TV throught this TV-Out jacket RCA (S-Video).
Well, I was wondering if this could in some matter conflict the RIGHT output video device.
I've just UNPLUGGED my TV-Out RCA cable, RESET my mache, boot Linux, and for my
surprise, everything is just working FINE....
So, I think that's probably an driver issue OR some attribute that we must include in the XF86Config file to run properly X and console on the same output device....
Probably some nView (Twinview) issue...