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Old 11-18-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
Hatman
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Weird console display problem


Hi guys,

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.

Any help apreciated.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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What device/resolution are you using
for consoles?

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Old 11-18-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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How do i find out? I'm pretty new to linux.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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What's in your /etc/lilo.conf?
What does lsmod (issued as root) say?

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Old 11-18-2003, 03:54 PM   #5
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Ah, this looks good.

lilo.cong says this:

# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 600
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = WindowsXP
table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdb3
label = Slackware
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz.old
root = /dev/hdb3
label = slack.old
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends

maybe i should try setting vga to normal instead of 733 !?

anyway heres the lsmod-output:

root@localhost:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
nvidia 1628576 18 (autoclean)
quickcam 99936 0
joydev 5888 0
ppp_synctty 6016 0 (unused)
ppp_async 7552 1
ppp_generic 15452 3 [ppp_synctty ppp_async]
slhc 5040 0 [ppp_generic]
usbmouse 2008 0 (unused)
keybdev 1952 0 (unused)
mousedev 4244 1
hid 21156 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [joydev usbmouse keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-ohci 18888 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 16872 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [quickcam usbmouse hid usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
nvnet 26368 0 (unused)
nvaudio 35732 1
ac97_codec 12296 0 [nvaudio]
tuner 10240 1 (autoclean)
tvaudio 13628 0 (autoclean) (unused)
msp3400 16396 1 (autoclean)
bttv 94400 0
i2c-algo-bit 6984 1 [bttv]
i2c-core 12740 0 [tuner tvaudio msp3400 bttv i2c-algo-bit]
soundcore 3332 2 [nvaudio bttv]
3c59x 26832 1
pcmcia_core 40032 0
ide-scsi 9424 0
root@localhost:~#

any suggestions/problems? ^_^
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:11 PM   #6
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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
specific problems.


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Old 11-18-2003, 06:09 PM   #7
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Well setting vga to normal didn't do the trick.

Any other idea ANYbody? x.x
 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:10 AM   #8
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Lightbulb NVIDIA DRIVER ISSUE 5336 (and olders)

I'VE GOT AN ANSWER....
THANK GOD....

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...

I hope this could help you......

Best Regard's to ALL

[]s. Cristian Kleuser

Last edited by ckleuser; 03-02-2004 at 03:25 PM.
 
  


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