[ILUG] Help with nVidia drivers install FC2
dermot at dspsrv.com
Tue Aug 24 11:01:46 IST 2004
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 21:49:48 +0100, David Connolly
<david.connolly at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 17:24:03 +0100, Kevin Philp
> <kevin at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
>> By the way I find on Mandrake that when I use NVidia drivers switching
>> out of X into tty1 leaves me with a screen of junk. Opening a terminal
>> window is fine. Does anyone knows how to fix this.
There are bugs both in the kernel framebuffer drivers and in the fbdev
and fbcon subsystems. There are also interactions between the console
code and X. Many of these issues have been fixed in recent kernels.
What kernel are you running?
> I find using framebuffer drivers (riva & vesa) leads to intermittent
> corruption(Brightly coloured) on consoles with nvidia's binary driver.
> Oddly 'nv' never seems to produce this.
Can you use a riva framebuffer driver with an nvidia card? Do you have
two graphics cards?
> boot with vga=0 to test try it sans fb, unless of course you
> require/like high resolution consoles more than X!
Fine, but the bugs need to be fixed.
Please send a bug report (with screenshot - fbgrab to dump the
framebuffer) to linux-fbdev-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
If you don't have fbgrab already installed you can download it
from here: http://hem.bredband.net/gmogmo/fbgrab/
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