Screen not turning on at startx. Nvidia Gfx
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Mick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Monday 19 Sep 2011 09:05:21 Datty wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been having a few problems with my gentoo install mainly on boot where
> my screen will be blank when starting X. X is definitely working in the
> background because I can login blind and hear the login sound. To get it to
> work I have to continually switch between ttys until it decides to work
> properly. Once into the X session with the screen on its fine, acceleration
> etc is ok and it will happily resume from screensaver and display off. I
> should point out though that the machine I'm using is a sony z13 with
> hybrid graphics but I've got the bios forced to only use the nvidia card,
> mainly because I couldn't even get the live cd to start with the hybrid
> graphics on. I've attached my xorg.conf and my xorg.log. I've noted the
> error in the xorg.log but the error is output even when the screen does
> work correctly.
> Any ideas?
Yes, your log shows: *video=uvesafb
Which doesn't work nicely with KMS, that the latest kernels provide. *Have you
Thanks for the reply, I have looked at the document but unfortunately I can't use Nouveau because I need 3d so I went for what I could use. I've dropped uvesafb totally as it was pretty much useless anyway. It has sort of helped a little, its coming up what seems like more often than before but its still blanking quite a lot on boot. A few minutes of switching terminals does eventually bring it up but there doesn't seem to be any reasoning behind why it does and doesn't work. Nothing jumps out at me in the log either.