I have a problem with my locker, but I don’t think the problem is my locker; that’s why I decided to open up a new topic, because I’m really unsure what to search the forums for. I’ve tried searching, to no avail.
I believe the problems I’m having are all symptoms of the same problem, so I’ll list them all here:
Whenever I lock my screen, the resolution drops down to something ghastly, making my mouse cursor take up an exorbitant amount of space on what is otherwise a black background. There’s nothing else there and nothing is happening
startx results in some mangled kind of terminal instance, where I have two terminal windows which I can move around with a working cursor, but it’s weird, the resolution (I’m guessing) looks like it’s somewhere around 640x320, possibly 800x600. I’m not sure and I don’t yet know how to tell.
The only way I know how to get my desktop back is by rebooting.
Whenever I switch to a TTY, the resolution becomes awful again, but everything is in order. When I switch back to Gnome however, my wallpaper is a complete mess. Simply reloading the image will restore it, but it’s still quite annoying.
Sometimes, I can’t predict accurately when this happens, software will segfault. I think this might have to do with software which uses the GPU, for instance Steam likes segfaulting (even when I’m not touching anything) as well as some other programs. Firefox has as well.
I’m at a loss, so I’ve some outputs which might be helpful here.
If you need something else, please let me know!
[ 24.235686] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console [ 24.235689] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver [ 24.235690] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console [ 24.235692] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in [ 24.235693] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported. [ 24.370428] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms 358.16 Mon Nov 16 18:58:09 PST 2015 [ 24.371128] nvidia-modeset: Allocated GPU:0 (GPU-48b4bd13-9346-66b4-4488-2d45381694e7) @ PCI:0000:01:00.0
Linux nixbox 4.3.3-2-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 23 20:09:18 CET 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux
MoBo: ASUSTeK M5A97 LE R2.0 (UEFI) CPU: AMD FX-6350 Black Edition Six-Core Processor GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 RAM: 8GB