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Old 03-12-2004, 08:24 AM   #1
huynq
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Text console problem with Dell inspiron 2650


Hi,

I have just installed Redhat 9 on my Dell Inspiron 2650 and updated vNidia drivers from vnidia.com.
Then I have problem with the text consoles after installing the nVidia drivers : while running X, if I do the CTRL+ALT+F1 to use a text terminal, the sreen goes black and the system halts completely! (I cannot even go back to X)

Here are some info from my XF86config:

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Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1024x768 Laptop Display Panel"
HorizSync 31.5 - 48.5
VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia GeForce 2 Go"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
--------------------------

Can anybody help me?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Nguyen
 
Old 04-03-2004, 07:23 PM   #2
TealToad
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I had the same problem on my Inspiron2650. I run Debian3.0-Testing.

The nvidia drivers just gave me hell, so i went back to the generic nv drivers, but even that has problems. I can't exit the x-server at all... argh

were you able to exit the x with ctl-alt-f 1-6?
 
  


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