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pc freezes when I switch to x

doughy

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#1
I boot my system and it works fine. It goes to kdm as usual but after I switch back to another console and try to go back to X it freezes. Does anyone have an idea of why this could be happening?
 

doughy

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#5
I haven't tried with vt. I switched to sc so I could have better screen resolutions that weren't offered with vt. I'll try vt right now and see what it does.
 

doughy

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#6
I switched back to vt and I can switch between consoles and keep kde running but the consoles aren't working right. I tried some different settings in rc.conf that I had added to make better resolutions work and still have the same issue.
 

doughy

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#8
kld_list="NVidia-modeset"

with this setting x will run but the consoles have nothing but a lot of abstract colors on the screen
w/o it it won't run x but the consoles are fine
 

doughy

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#10
I kept trying to figure out what's causing it and I think it's the resolution I'm using. I removed the line in rc.conf specifying the mode of the resolution I want and it runs fine. even if I start the resolution after booting it will prevent me from switching between consoles and kde
 

doughy

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#11
I've been playing with the higher resolutions and have determined that that is the problem. When I run a higher resolution I can't switch between kde and consoles. Is there a way I can work around this?
 

thebardian

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#12
I've been playing with the higher resolutions and have determined that that is the problem. When I run a higher resolution I can't switch between kde and consoles. Is there a way I can work around this?
I have found the intel video driver buggy sometimes for console switching, I don't know the nvidia sittuation though. I wonder, maybe it's more common than I thought, for buggy video drivers to bug your console? For my part, I leave the console resolution settings alone, because I'm always in X anyways. Sorry this wasn't any help. Good luck.
 

SirDice

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#13
For my part, I leave the console resolution settings alone, because I'm always in X anyways.
Same here, I really don't see the point of changing the console resolution if you're going to boot straight to X.