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Old 07-17-2005, 07:52 PM   #1
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Screen Goes Crazy When Shutting Down 9.3

Hello. I am running SuSE Linux 9.3 and have installed the Nvidia 7667 drivers for my GeForce FX 5500 card manually. Everything is working perfectly, 3D acceleration, the works! One problem, when I shutdown the machine or do a CRTL+ALT+F2 the screen starts going crazy and displaying loads of colours like this: It did the same thing in mandrake 10.1 if it makes a difference.

Sorry for this stupid question, I am new to Linux. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by RAMMS+EIN; 07-17-2005 at 07:54 PM.
Old 08-18-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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I have the same problem, but with Gentoo and also in Mandriva. In my case the screen displays a black and white pattern during shutdown. I investigated a little:
1. When I use "nv" driver everything works fine, but I can't have TV-out.
2. When I use "nvidia" driver things work fine until shutdown when the screen goes crazy.
3. When I use "nvidia" driver with TV-out things work fine until shutdown when the screen goes crazy AND it won't shutdown. I'm just stuck with a crazy screen. The annoying thing is that I can't see how far the shutdown process has gone. 1 and 2 can shutdown.
I checked the /var/log/messages file but couldn't find anything.

A note, I used "" to install nvidia drivers. I couldn't install 32 bit opengl, so I skipped it. That may have been the problem because it works in Kanotix - TV-out and all. However I use XFree86 in Kanotix and xorg in the others.

I have searched other threads, but nothing has worked for me.
Any help is much appreciated.

PS. This thread is not SUSE-specific and should perhaps be moved.


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