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Old 03-02-2004, 07:23 AM   #1
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logging out of xserver gives black screen

Mandrake 9.1
xfree 4.3
nvidia 1.0-5336 (latest)
GF4 MX440

I'm having a problem when i logout of the xserver: crtl-alt-F1. When i do this the screen goes black with big white letters (about 2 words fit onto the screen) and the only thing i can do is type: reboot. startx doesn't work and the rest i can't see.
I'm allmost sure that the console is working fine, but i can't see. The problem came when i messed with XF86Config-4 file to enable TwinView. Twinview is working until i start the xserver (automatical). I can start linux without xserver and then the console is fine, but when i login and out again the screen is messed up.

What's wrong??
here: XF86Config-4:

## Monitor Section

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 30-71
VertRefresh 50-160

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor2"
ModelName "PAL TV"
VendorName "SONY"
VertRefresh 60
HorizSync 30-50

## Grahics device sections

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "DPMS"
Option "TwinView" "on"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-98"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-120"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "off"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, NULL; 800x600,NULL; 640x480,NULL"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV,CRT"
Option "TvStandard" "PAL-G"
Option "TvOutFormat" "Composite

Section "Device"
Identifier "device2"
BoardName "GF4 Ti-4200"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Screen 0
VendorName "Nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "on"
Option "CursorShadow" "off"
Option "TVOutFormat" "Both"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600"
Identifier "screen2"
Device "device2"
Monitor "Monitor2"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
Old 03-02-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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If someone can help me with enabling twinview under KDE3.1 i'd be gratefull, but the problem right now is logging out of the xserver.


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