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Re: No console from X



On Friday 15 May 2009 13:34:45 Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 11:15:10 -0400, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> > On Friday 15 May 2009 02:22:06 Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > > On Thu,14.May.09, 20:57:29, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> > > > I can't get to a console from X.  I.e., alt-ctrl-f1, 2 .... get me
> > > > only a black screen with no prompt.  The same thing happens if I try
> > > > "console login" from kdm.  inittab is the default.  Graphics driver
> > > > NVidia 173.14.09.  Any hints, pointers, appreciated.
> > >
> > > Does 'chvt 1' (as root) work? What Debian version (lenny/stable, ...)
> > > are you using?
> >
> > Running  lenny.  No, chvt 1 gets me the same black screen.
>
> Can you switch back to X with ALT-F7 or CTRL-ALT-F7 after this happens?

Yes, with either.

> In case you cannot switch back, can you shut down the system with
> CTRL-ALT-DEL

Yes.

> , or log in "blindly" and run commands? (e.g. "touch 
> ~/testfile")

Yes.

> If all the above fails, does ALT-SysRq still work?
> (We have to find out if you have a temporary problem with the video
>  mode, a permanent one, or a complete lock-up of the system.)

I don't know what ALT-SysRq is for, but nothing happened.

> Also, after an attempt to go to console, what is the output of:
>
> grep -E '^\((EE|WW)\)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log

WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module type1
(EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:1:3) found
(EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
(EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap




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