NVIDIA Driver 5336 VT switch blanks screen

S. Anthony Sequeira sherwin at sequestor.com
Sat Feb 7 09:24:31 PST 2004


On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 17:33, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 10:06, Tony Sequeira wrote:
> > On Tue, 03 Feb 2004 09:25:27 -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote
> > 
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 14:31, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 20:12:59 -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal penned:
> > > > 
> > > > > On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 05:03, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > > > >> On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 00:53, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> > > > >> > On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 07:48, Jochen Schroeder wrote:
> > > > >> > 
> > [...]

> Just build the VESA FB support into your kernel, without any of the
> other options from that screen, and vga=773 will almost always
> (excepting when the monitor doesn't support whatever refresh rate is
> auto-picked, generally because the monitor is bizarre) get you a FB
> aspect of 1024x768x256.

Dagmar,

OK, I have done this.  However the problem still occurs, a switch VT
from X brings up a blank screen.  A bootup into level 3 is OK, but as
soon as X is fired up, the VT switch exhibits the problem.  It works in
4496 (with or without the RIVFB driver), 5536 always gives me the
problem.

menu.lst: (wrapped)

title           nova - kernel 2.4.24 - Linux From Scratch 20030806 (CVS)
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /nova-kernel.2.4.24 root=/dev/hdb1 vga=773 rw
hdd=ide-scsi
savedefault

sys.log:
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd8000000, mapped
to 0xf8808000, size 1536k
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: vesafb: mode is 1024x768x8,
linelength=1024, pages=3
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: vesafb: protected mode interface info at
c000:ece0
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: Console: switching to colour frame buffer
device 128x48
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
Feb  7 16:56:31 nova kernel: pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured

So there you go :(

Cheers
-- 
Tony



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