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Re: No console from X



On Saturday 16 May 2009 12:05:56 Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 14:33:32 -0400, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> > On Friday 15 May 2009 13:34:45 Florian Kulzer 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.
>
> [...]
>
> > > Can you switch back to X with ALT-F7 or CTRL-ALT-F7 after this happens?
> >
> > Yes, with either.
>
> OK, so we know that the driver somehow screws up switching to VGA mode,
> but at least it has no problem switching back to X and it does not
> crash your system.

[snip]

> No real clues so far; what do you get from the following three commands?
>
> lspci -nn | grep -Ei 'vga|video|display|graphic'

00:12.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M 
[10de:0531] (rev a2)

> lsmod | grep -E 'agp|fb|nvidia'

nvidia               7086148  26
agpgart                28776  1 nvidia
i2c_core               19828  1 nvidia

> grep -Ei 'vesa|nvidia|frame|buffer' /var/log/syslog

This returns nothing.


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