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After installing my nVidia Video Drivers, and using the nVidia xorgconf file; everytime I logout of X there are these large colored pixels on the screen, kinda reminds me of ...
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    Angry Slackware 10.1 - logout error


    After installing my nVidia Video Drivers, and using the nVidia xorgconf file; everytime I logout of X there are these large colored pixels on the screen, kinda reminds me of an old NES game error. I know it has something to do with the xorgconf file, but I don't know what part. I can't see any words on the screen until I reboot the system, which is tedious none the less.

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    You mean the configuration file which is located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf?

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    View your /var/log/Xorg.0.log for errors.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    yes, sorry I wasn't that specific

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    Well I think I'm just going to reinstall Slackware.

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    Well I reinstalled Linux and the nVidia Video Drivers. This time I decided to modify the xorg.conf file myself. Well this is how I have my file setup:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver "vesa"
    #VideoRam 4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "NVIDIA"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VideoRam 262144
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 1"
    Device "NVIDIA"
    Monitor "My Monitor"

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

    When I have the device set to "VESA Framebuffer" and log off everything is fine, but when I have the device set to "NVIDIA" and log off I get these large orange/blue/white/green pixels. Like I said before it looks like an old Nintendo 8bit pixelated screen. This is about my 15th try at using Linux, and every time something doesn't work right.

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    a) to redo your x config you dont need to reinstall slackware
    b) those lines on x11 logout happen to everybody, do they dissapear or stay there?
    c) www.slackbook.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonestarss
    When I have the device set to "VESA Framebuffer" and log off everything is fine, but when I have the device set to "NVIDIA" and log off I get these large orange/blue/white/green pixels.
    You might try and comment out the VideoRam line as that is not required. Sounds like a definite nVidia driver issue. I'd go over and search the nVidia Knowledge Base.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Fixed the issue by putting the default from 24 to 16 and it is fine now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonestarss
    Fixed the issue by putting the default from 24 to 16 and it is fine now.
    That shouldn't be necessary. Are you sure the HorizSync and VertRefresh values are correct for your monitor in the xorg file? They need to be set according to the manufacturer specs.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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