On Thursday 15 January 2004 20:00, Adam Olsen wrote:
> Daniela,
> 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.

OK, when you press, say, ctrl+alt+F1 to switch to the VT, are you still in X 
or at the console? Is the error message at the console or on the VT from 
where you entered startx? Does X terminate?

> 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).

If you switch back to X when you get the wavy text, is everything OK there?
Can you start X from inside a debugger? What do you have in your XF86Config?

I'll go to sleep now, good night.

> Thanks,
> Adam Olsen
> Daniela wrote:
> > On Thursday 15 January 2004 19:29, Adam Olsen wrote:
> >>Daniela,
> >>
> >>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.
> >
> >>Thanks,
> >>
> >>Adam Olsen
> >>
> >>Daniela wrote:
> >>>On Thursday 15 January 2004 17:06, Adam Olsen wrote:
> >>>>Hello,
> >>>>
> >>>>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.
> >>>
> >>>Daniela

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