Re: virtual text consoles gone
On Fri, 02 May 2008 16:27:10 -0400, Brian McKee wrote:
> On 2-May-08, at 4:06 PM, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>> On Wed, 02 Apr 2008 10:26:02 -0400, hendrik wrote:
>>> On my AMD64 etch system, cntl-alt-F1 has stopped giving me a text
>>> console a month or two ago.
>> Today the vertual text consoles are back. No explanation.
> Doug Tutty gave up trying to instantiate them :-)
> There was an intel video driver bug on u***u
> but I didn't mention as I didn't figure you had intel video with AMD
> chipset. Maybe your video driver had a similar issue.
I have an nvidia video chip, and am using free drivers. NOT the nvidia
proprietary ones. They worked fine, then I lost the virtual text
consoles, now they are back. Rebooting and kernel upgrades did not seem
to make a difference, but now, suddenly, they are back. This is good. I
hate doing kernel or X upgrades while running as root in an xterm.
I'm still having random kernel panic upon reboot, though, as mentioned
elsewhere. I'm afraid to reboot in case I can't. I now make a full
backup of all user files onto a USB drive before every reboot.
Just in case.