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Old 01-19-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
jorisb
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Nvidia driver problem on shutdown


I'm running Mandrake 9.2
I loaded the new Nvidia driver (5328) for my Geforce 4 ti 4200 and everything is working alright except when i shut down.
When computer loads it is set to automatically load Kde 3.1 and when i shut down the monitor looses the feed and so I can't see if all the services are shutting down.
If I don't load Kde automatically everything is fine until I enter and exit kde, it goes blank.. I then have to blindly change to root user and type halt.

Newbie so take it easy on the instuctions please

Thanks

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Old 01-19-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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Hmm...

I've had a problem that sounds like it might be similar to this-- have you tried switching to a different virtual console (ctr-alt-F2 through F7) while you shut down? You might be able to see then... also, is this issue preventing the computer from shutting down at all, or is it just a matter of not being able to see?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:57 PM   #3
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Well I didn't even know those virtual consoles existed.. but unfortunately it didn't help me out.
The problem is strictly not being able to see what's going on once i exit x.
Once the computer restarts the monitor gets back a signal and can see lilo again.

My guess is that the video drivers don't unload once i exit x.. i had to change xf86config4 in etc/x11 directory when I installed the drivers. But i followed the instructions exactly.

Thanks for your quick reply
 
Old 01-19-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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Hmmm... so the problem is if you want to return to the normal prompt from X, not if you just want to shut down your machine, huh? Well, I can tell you that the virtual consoles <i>wouldn't</i> help unless you don't have X starting up immediately by default. Other than that, I'm afraid that you're out of my area of expertise at this point... I'm not exactly a Linux Guru. I just knew that I had had a similar experience... sorry, and good luck!
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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it had the same problem with blank screen at shutting down kde.

my first solution take other desktop like i have enlightenment ) bad seems to be bad in some kinds of work

what i did to solve the problem with kde: compiled a new kernel where i disabled the framebuffer acceleration and then it curiosly worked

so far
bye bolli
 
  


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