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Re: Blank TTYs using the nvidia binary driver

Steve Kreyer said:

> Hi *,
> thank you all for your help on this issue. With Justins advice  on the
> nvnews forum thread I was able to fix it using the
>   $ cat /etc/modprobe.d/options
>   options nvidia NVreg_UseVBios=0
> workaround. I wonder that I didn't stumbled over this thread during
> research. However, now it's time to challenge luck with the vesafb
> graphic driver turned on.
> Again, thanks very much, you've rescued me from getting mad about blank
> tty's.

Nice catch. I was going to try it, but the wise men at Ubuntu have 
dropped /etc/modprobe.d/options


This seems like a strange thing to do.

> Kind Regards,
> Steve
> Justin The Cynical wrote:
>> Steve Kreyer wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> 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.
>> This is an old issue with the NVidia binary blog drivers.  I've had
>> this problem as well on my laptop, but not an older AGP card.
>> This thread on the nvidia forums may have your fix:
>> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126534&highlight=black


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