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On Monday, February 11 2002 08:33 pm, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> Interesting.  I recommend:
>
>    1. Try turning off the monitor with Fn+F5 and restarting it *after*
>       the screen goes weird.

My laptop doesnt work like this

>    2. Upgrade X.

I probaly will

>    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>
>
> to:
>
>    <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.)

kdm is already spawned at boot, and I often switch ttys to look at syslogs

> -Mark
>
> 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>
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> > > > 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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