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Re: [vox-tech] ******* Video card....

Interesting.  I recommend:

   1. Try turning off the monitor with Fn+F5 and restarting it *after*
      the screen goes weird.
   2. Upgrade X.
   3. Don't switch to tty in the first place.

If you go with option #3, you may want to keep yourself from switching
accidentally by modifying /etc/inittab -- modify all lines that say:

   <N>:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty<N>


   <N>:234:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty<N>

(remove the "5").  This works only if you run runlevel 5 (ie - the laptop
goes into X automatically at boot, and you don't have to type `startx`
to go into it.)


On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> ryan,
> i'm not extremely familiar with this chipset, but i was under the
> impression that official patches to the xfree86 cvs were *just* added
> a few weeks ago.
> a quick search on deja yielded something similar to your problem:
>    The only problem is, that if I switch to graphic-mode, I have to turn
>    off the monitor (Fn+F5). If X is started, I can switch on the Monitor
>    again.  If I want to get back to the text modus, its the same again
> does that help?
> if you're not using 4.2.*, you may want to try upgrading (not familiar
> with mandrake either, sorry).
> pete
> begin Ryan <ryan@mother.com>
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > > what chipset?   which laptop?
> >
> > Compaq Armada V300, ATI Rage Mobile (Don't know exactly, if you tell me how
> > to look it up I will)
> >
> > > are you using a frame buffer console?   if so, try using a real console.
> > > maybe the chipset is breaking under a change of graphics context.
> >
> > I don't think so, I'm not sure, It's whatever mandrake 8.0 is using by
> > default, again, i'm not sure how to find out.
> >
> > > pete
> > >
> > >
> > > begin Ryan <ryan@mother.com>
> > >
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> > > >
> > > > My video card keeps breaking and getting me stuck in graphical mode at
> > > > random when switching back to X from a tty, forcing me to reboot. Any
> > > > idea how to prevent this? This is my laptop, so i'm stuck with the video
> > > > card I have. - --
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