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.
> 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 : 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.