Re: Blank TTYs using the nvidia binary driver
Steve Kreyer wrote:
I have a problem using my TTYs in conjunction with the nvidia binary
driver: When I want to switch to any tty using Ctrl+Alt+FX, the graphic
card doesn't want to output anything, and my monitor turns off.
I've done a lot of research concerning this issue, but haven't found a
solution yet. Most solutions that came up have something to do with the
FB driver (vesafb vs. vga16fb vs. fbcon), but unfortunately not even one
of them is loaded in my setup. My setup consists just of the pure nvidia
driver and "console output". Also there is no vga mode configured at the
grub boot prompt.
Iam running an amd64 platform (processor and kernel). The kernel version
is 22.214.171.124, the version of my graphic driver is
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.44. My kernel config (concerning framebuffer
related configuration) looks as followed:
$ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep FB
lsmod gives me:
$ lsmod | grep "\(fb\|nvidia\)"
When I start my computer the console output is fine until the X-Server
is started. After that I get a blank screen when trying to switch to
ttyX. Also I noticed that if the x-server doesn't start (so that nvidia
module does not load) the TTYs just work as expected.
Does anyone came up with the same problem? Maybe the nvidia driver
version is buggy?
Any help on this issue would be very appreciated since a Linux
installation without working tty's probably drives me mad :-)
Curious. When did you run into this problem for the first time?
I run Sid's 2.6.29-1 and NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run and have no
hugo@debian:/$ lsmod | grep "\(fb\|nvidia\)"
nvidia 4697060 56
i2c_core 21384 3 nvidia,eeprom,i2c_viapro
agpgart 30744 2 nvidia,via_agp
What happens if you use driver 96.43.11?
Did you ask at http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14