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Nice documentation. Thanks to contributors. --Gen2ly 07:53, 17 October 2009 (EDT)


NVoption Online Version - great tool to make tv-out easy and fast

[I'm using gmplayer with gl and twinview] [1]

Since most of the wiki is aimed at new users anyway: why differentiate between the Xorg client and server? manolo 19:23, 9 November 2009 (EST)

Just got to say thanks for you edits Manolo, you're doing a great job on the wiki. As for Xorg naming, their is no client only a server (Wikepedia). However, the nomenclature of it is a bit awkward. Xorg server got its' name from when the popular design philosophy was that computer hubs would essential be dum-terminals (i.e. not have an graphic card) and one machine would handle the graphic load. It's sort of an outdated (and awkward) term now but is still used and the proper and common wording.
--Gen2ly 01:34, 10 November 2009 (EST)
Thanks for the clarification/compliments. So if I understand correctly, "Xorg" is referring to "Xorg server"? manolo 02:05, 10 November 2009 (EST)

Maybe someone can put this in better words: Logging out, or switching to a different terminal using ctrl+alt+F<2-9> consistently resulted in a black screen, and killing Xorg with ctrl-alt-backspace resulted in a terminal screen with only the top line visible. It turned out that a 'vga=773' added to kernel line was the cause of this. After removing that the problem was solved. Probably something to do with KMS? B.t.w. I have only used x with 'startx', so possibly specific for that way of starting X. rwd

Was it with this driver or nouveau? The proprietary drivers don't have KMS. thestinger 17:42, 13 December 2010 (EST)

This was with the proprietary driver. I originally had put vga=.. because it made gave the bootup screen a higher resolution, and because the beginners guide mentions it ( Apart from leaving out the vga option, I discovered that setting it to the native resolution as explained on the grub page, fixes the black screens as well. Maybe a warning for using vga= option with with proprietary drivers would be useful.rwd

Reboot after installing the driver

It's mentioned here: Rebooting is generally recommended after updating kernel and graphic drivers.

I created a Tip at the end of the Install section saying just that, because many people install the drivers, 'startx' and <sadface>.