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Old 05-24-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Black screen with svgalib 1.4.3 and Matrox G200

Whenever I switch to non-VGA mode all I get is a black screen. I can hear sounds and everything else works, but I get no picture. My monitor stays on, and it looks like the display adapter is outputting only black. Hz are correct, I've checked from monitor OSD.

I've tried re-installing svgalib, I've tried uncommenting almost every different adapter type in libvga.config, I haven't tried different version for I havent found one. I've tried the 2.0.0 pre-versions tho, but they dont work at all. All I get is "svgalib: cannot open /dev/svga" when trying to run Quake (software rendering). No matter the resolution, as soon as svgalib steps in its all black.

X works fine. So do all VGA modes.

This so annoys me. I'm a newbie with linux and finally got everything else working with my Debian. I really hope I don't have to go back to use Windows cause of this.

My system:
Intel Pentium III 933@980 with 140MHz FSB
256 RAM
Asus P3B-F with 1008 BIOS (newest beta)
Matrox G200 AGP with newest BIOS
LG Flatron 795FT Plus

Last edited by akqw; 05-25-2003 at 10:12 AM.


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