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Old 04-23-2004, 01:21 AM   #1
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Problem Exiting X


I seem to have a problem exiting X. When I boot, I have no problem at all with console. I am using a framebuffer at 1280x1024 which has never presented any problems before in any other kernels.

After I migrated to 2.6.5, I can't log out of X without having my screen go black and having no display. This also occurs when vga=normal. I have no idea why this is happening, and it is a pain to deal with. I know it is exiting to the console, because if I log into root by blinding typing in commands, I can restart my computer. Could it possible be the switching from VESA->nvidia->VESA again? Any ideas?

Thanks
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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I've got that problem once. The only thing you can do is to edit your /etc/lilo.conf and use the standard frame buffer 640x480. I'm not sure if you will need to re-compile your kernel and disable framebuffer support though, try editing lilo config first!

Good luck!
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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Re: Problem Exiting X

Quote:
Originally posted by 2uantuM
I am using a framebuffer at 1280x1024
Could you post your lilo config?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 03:07 PM   #4
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# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hde
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 300
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 775
# Normal VGA console
# vga = 775
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hde1
label = Linux
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.25
root = /dev/hde1
label = Linux2.4.25
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5
root = /dev/hde1
label = Linux2.6.5
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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I think things are done slightly differently for the 2.6 kernels. Have a look here http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...ht=framebuffer and check out the lilo config they give in the top post.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:45 PM   #6
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Like I said, I don't think the framebuffer has much to do with it. It boots into the framebuffer fine. I just can't get to it when I exit X. Lilo should have nothing to do with it
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:08 PM   #7
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But did you try? Because if we suggest you a bunch of things and you don't try it will be very difficult to fix your problem .

I've seen many with that problem and I had that problem myself and I am sure it has to do something with Nvidia, 2.6 kernels and framebuffer

Read this if you still don't trust me:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=Frame+buffer
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:10 PM   #8
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An alternative solution is to download a Nvidia patch to 2.6 kernels here:

http://www.minion.de/

I've not tried it myself, I simply disabled the frame buffer support into the kernel
 
Old 04-23-2004, 10:08 PM   #9
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I tried the patch, it didn't work. The latest NVIDIA driver support the 2.6 kernel and i really wanna keep my penguin. hmmm...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 10:37 PM   #10
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:13 PM   #11
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supports, but doesn't work. ofcourse
 
  


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