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Old 09-05-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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logout no screen


Hello I'm running Linux WS 3.0 with kernel ver. 2.4.21-20.ELsmp
and Nvidia drivers for my 4200 Ti vid card.
My puter has been fine for a while untill last night, I updated 157 packages from redhat, they released um all at one time.
I also updated my Nvidia drivers to the latest ver. 61111

My problem is when I use "logout" to shut down xserver and go to the cmd prompt my screen goes blank and my monitor goes click, indicated no signal from the vid card. I know Linux is still there because I type reboot and it does or I type startx and it does. I have goooooogled this till it's dead.
Anyone have any idea what I can try?

I'm soooo lost now
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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Maybe this is just a failed attempt at a complete shutdown/poweroff. You could try adding the parameter

apm=off

at the boot prompt or in lilo/grub or whatever to see if you could stop it.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:30 AM   #3
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Maybe this is just a failed attempt at a complete shutdown/poweroff. You could try adding the parameter

apm=off

at the boot prompt or in lilo/grub or whatever to see if you could stop it.
Thanks, could you be more specific please, are you talking aboutadding it to my grub.conf ?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:46 AM   #4
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Sometimes an update can cause problems for already existing files. Run xf86config or xorgconfig. That sounds like a misconfigured X configuration and you may have to reinstall your nvidia drivers as well.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:39 AM   #5
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I'm not sure how you interact with GRUB, but LILO puts out a 'Boot:' prompt if there is a 'prompt' line in the config file. Then you just type 'apm=off' at the prompt, and hit return.

In LILO you can also put a line

append="apm-off"

in the config file if you want to make this permanent. There may be other apm related parameters you can set like this too to control power management. Misconfig of X certainly seems possible also.

Anyway, should be relatively easy to try before moving on to other possible remedies.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:47 AM   #6
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apm=off isent working
when i run xf86config or xorgconfig command not found.
I'm sure it's a update thing and has to do with xfconfig.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:12 AM   #7
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xf86config is probably in /usr/X11R6/bin. Try with the full path:

/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:22 AM   #8
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not there
i did a find / -name xf86config didnt find anything
also did a xf86*
noda
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:29 AM   #9
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There are known problems with Nvidia drivers in general and relase 6111 in particular. Especially the kind of problem you describe; I'm a victim of it also. There are many complaints, questions and bits of information on the NVIDIA Linux Forum. For example, Fedora Core 2 apparently has a kernel that doesn't play well with the driver.

Nvidia doesn't publish the source code of their drivers. It's one reason for persistent problems from time to time. Luckily they tend to fix things eventually.

Take a look at this thread also:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/226397

Simon
 
Old 09-06-2004, 10:44 AM   #10
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Thanks I tried all that now too and still blank screen. I too have a ti 4600
the only thing i cant figure how to try it the vga=?
Not sure what file to put or exactly what to put

thanks for your input
 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:10 PM   #11
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xf86config in WS3 is rehat-config-x86config
I reverted back from 21.20 kernel to 15.0.4 kernel

everything works fine again. Gonna have to wait till redhat fixes the kernel or Nvidia fixes the driver I guess.

Thanks for your help and links
 
  


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