Ok - Everything works perfectly in X. When I switch to the VT, I get a mode out of range error. I can switch back to X just fine. Just the VT has this problem.

I never get the wavy text while in X. If by chance I am able to switch to the VT for some reason without getting the mode out of range error, all the text is waving around. This has not happened in FreeBSD 5.2, but I did see it a few times in 4.8 (I don't know if I'll be able to reproduce it).


Adam Olsen

Daniela wrote:
On Thursday 15 January 2004 19:29, Adam Olsen wrote:


I see it when I switch to a virtual console only.  When I switch back to
X, I'm ok again.  Also, if I exit X, I get it the error, but I can
blindly startx again.

I don't quite understand what you mean. I thought you can't switch back to VT?

At one point in FreeBSD 4.8 I could switch to the virtual console, but
everything was wavy - text was moving around (it was really weird).

Could you describe this a bit more? I'm often seeing text moving around, and weird colorful stripes on the screen when I switch to X. Viewing a specific page in Mozilla triggers this. Unfortunately, I can't just open the debugger and see what's going on at this time, because I can hardly see anything on the screen.
When you're able to reproduce it, then have a look at the on-screen menu of your monitor and check the frequencies, they're probably way too high.


Adam Olsen

Daniela wrote:

On Thursday 15 January 2004 17:06, Adam Olsen wrote:


I'm using FreeBSD 5.2-RELEASE and have installed the latest nvidia
drivers available.  Everything works ok _except_ once I load X I cannot
switch back to the virtual console.  I get a "mode out of range" error.
I had this problem with FreeBSD 4.8 as well.

This isn't necessarily nvidia-specific, I have this too with ATI. Where and when exactly do you see the "mode out of range" error?

My best guess would be that this is an XFree86 bug.


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