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Old 03-16-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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NVIDIA Driver


Good Morning

I have a DELL 690 Machine installed with Redhat eneterprise Linux 4.3

In the machnie i have NVIDIA card FX4600 and the machine is having 2 monitors.

I installed the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.19-pkg2.run

It worked fine in grapical mode.

But when i go to console mode by pressing CTRl+ARTL+F1 one monitor shows login prompt but othe monitor goes in to power save mode.

But in Graphical both the monitors work fine...


Please help me how should i bring the login prompt on both the machines in console mode

Waiting for your reply

Thanks and regards
Rehan
 
Old 03-16-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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What behavior do you want in console mode?

I expect you want both monitors showing the identical contents, but I wasn't sure from your request. Maybe you want the console mode spanned or independent.

Under some conditions (I'm not sure of the rules) the card will be configured during BIOS init to display the same contents on both monitors. That continues during Linux startup until the nvidia driver for X (or maybe a spash screen if you're using that) splits the monitors.

Does your system do that (display the same contents on both monitors during Linux startup)?

If so, then I expect you are asking how to get that state restored during CTRL+ALT+F1

I don't know the answer (though I might find time to try a few things on a similar system).
 
Old 03-17-2008, 04:29 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your reply..

When my machnie is booting the booting process is shown on only one monitor.

After the system gets booted i can see both the monitors working fine, i can move the windows from one monitor to other.

Monitor 1 has all the icons and monitor 2 is blank.

every thing is fine in grafical mode.

My problem is when i go in to console mode by pressing ctrl+artl+F1 only one monitor is showing login prompt the other monitor goes in to power save mode.


If i swith again to grafical mode both the monitors work fine..


My problem is only in console mode my both the monitors should work.


Thanks and Regards
 
Old 03-17-2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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What behavior do you want in console mode?
"work" is not enough of an answer to that.

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When my machnie is booting the booting process is shown on only one monitor.
Making console mode use monitors differently than boot up did will be difficult.

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in console mode my both the monitors should work.
Why?

Last edited by johnsfine; 03-17-2008 at 10:15 AM.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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Prehaps you should disable framebuffer or set it to mode both monitors can display (640x480, in worst case), if they're not identical.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 03:11 AM   #6
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in console mode my both the monitors should work.
Why?

Good MOrning Mr johnsfine

Why means what should i say.

That is my question.

I want to have both the monitors should display during boot process.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 03:12 AM   #7
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Good Mornig FraGGod

How should i disable framebuffer?
 
Old 03-18-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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Good Mornig FraGGod
How should i disable framebuffer?
If you're using GRUB loader then try adding 'video=vga' to the kernel line in grub.conf (usually can be found in /boot/grub/grub.conf, sometimes you have to mount boot partition first), so the line like this:
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 rw init=/cfs_init video=radeonfb:ywrap,mtr vga=0x31B
...will look like this:
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 rw init=/cfs_init video=vga

If you're using LILO try adding this to /etc/lilo.conf:
append="video=vga"
vga=normal
...then run 'lilo -v'

And you should have plain 640x480 console on both screens.
In both cases you should modify section you select on boot, there's also plenty of documentation and examples available for both loaders so don't be so lazy and use google or respective man pages if anything won't work as you expect - I believe it'll take seconds to find the answer.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 05:01 AM   #9
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With newer versions of the nvidia driver it normally isn't necessary anymore to disable framebuffer, it runs fine on my machine. Simply download and install the latest driver from nvidia.com and tell us if it works then.

I remember I had similar problems myself with older drivers.
 
  


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