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Old 04-07-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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(nvidia) First startx = blank screen, second startx = works ?!?

Hi, I have a problem where when I first run "startx", X startx but I end up with a blank screen. If I then Ctrl + Alt + Backspace, and run startx again, X loads fine and my screen's on and working.

Im using a "DPMS" monitor (LCD monitor), and I think I read somewhere that this was a known issue. But does anyone know how to fix it.

Thanks in advance, buck
Old 04-07-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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It *shouldn't* be this, but (as root) try "modprobe nvidia" before you try to startx - it could be that the first time, it tries to use the driver before it's loaded, and the second time the module's in-place & ready..
Old 04-07-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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Well I had already added "nvidia" to my modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6. But I'll try it anyway.

If it *is* that have you got any ideas on how to fix it (maybe add modprobe nvidia into the startx script)

Thanks so far, Buck


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