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Old 10-25-2003, 12:07 AM   #1
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Display Problem exiting X with Nvidia drivers installed

Hello Everyone,
I am running slackware 9.0 with fluxbox (0.1.14), and right after I installed the drivers for my Geforce 4 MX 440 everything works great, except when I exit my X session, all I see are random, multicolored dots. The only way I get around is by blindly typing "startx" again to get back in and see what i'm doing. I have combed over the nvidia website, and the readme, but noone seems to have this problem. Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated.
Old 10-25-2003, 12:08 AM   #2
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do they go away if you type 'clear' and hit enter?
Old 10-25-2003, 01:04 AM   #3
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No, but good idea..
Old 10-25-2003, 07:51 AM   #4
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Paste your XF86Config
Old 10-25-2003, 10:48 AM   #5
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Its something to do with the framebuffer, this is all tech mumbo-jumbo to me. So this is the easy way to fix it:

Edit your /etc/lilo.conf to look something like this:


timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790


The important bit in the lilo.conf is that you switch from VESA framebuffer to "vga = normal".

After that, run lilo from terminal as root to update your mbr.

Reboot and you will see a slightly simpler bootsequence, but the pesky multicoloured dots are gone when switching from init 4 to init 3....

Hope this made some sense... Works for me anyway



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