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Old 10-30-2003, 06:58 PM   #1
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Nvidia driver problem


OK i just installed the Nvidia driver for my GeForce 4 MX 440 and it works great except if i log out and go to my command line it makes all the text funny looking and if i type in the startx command it wont go back into gnome, i cant ctrl + c or anything i have to hit my reset button and restart it.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:44 PM   #2
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I had the same problem and no one was able to help me.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:42 PM   #3
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well i have figured out for me at least if you logout using the exit command before you do startx again and then log back in and do it it works.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:44 PM   #4
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edit /etc/sysconfig/apmd

uncomment the "CHANGEVT" Line.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:52 PM   #5
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Not that we're not greatful, but what does that line do exactly and why is it applicable to our problem?
 
Old 10-31-2003, 03:03 PM   #6
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It calls on the apmd config. This works for me when switching from suspend back to x... but it also seems to have fixed a problem I had with text when switching virtual terminals... and I don't use apm but apparently this has some effect... something else you guys may look into if you haven't already:

Add these to your XF86Config file: under "Device" section

Option "NvAgp" "1" ---->uses nvidia agp rather than stock x
Option "RenderAccel" "On" ---->acceleration for 2d
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "CRT, TV" ---->disables searching for these devices by nvidia driver
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP" ----> connected monitor
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:52 PM   #7
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Instead of typing "startx" try "/sbin/init 5". Rather than starting your default window manager this should bring you to a graphical login screen. After you login from here if you logout you get the graphical login manager or to get back to the command line you can issue the command "/sbin/init 3".
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:36 AM   #8
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Lupin, I have no /etc/sysconfig/apmd

And in my case, X works fine with the "nv" driver but terrible with the "nvidia" driver.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 10:23 AM   #9
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I have the same card and the nvidia driver smokes the nv driver... to each their own though...
 
  


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