NVIDIA 6111 driver and console mode

eric tanguy eric.tanguy at physique.univ-nantes.fr
Fri Sep 17 06:17:18 UTC 2004

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 06:46:57 +0200, Eric Tanguy wrote
>> I successfully installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111 driver and it
>> works fine on my tv (no monitor) in boot mode, console mode (booting
>> in mode 3) and after when i run startx. But during x session if i
>> switch to console mode (ALT CTRL FX) i have a very flickered screen
>> and it is unreadable. This is the same when stop the X session and  go
>> back in console mode. I saw a lot the same pb in google but i  can't
>> find a solution. Thanks Eric
> If you a using a Frame Buffer... Disable it. As it will NOT work at the
> same time as the Nvidia driver. (From what I've read, it never has). If
> you are not using a framebuffer (FB) then I'd suggest checking out the
> Nvidia Forum, as there should be some answer to your problem there.
> I don't use a FB, and I'm able to CTRL-ALT-Fx without any problems, on
> all four of my linux systems. RH9 & RHEL3.
> Wolf
How to know if Frame Buffer is used ans how disable it ?

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