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 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"