Re: No console from X
On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 13:24:45 -0400, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> 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.
Then your syslog must have been rotated since your last reboot; the
messages that I am interested in are written to the syslog when the
system boots up. (I am not sure if these messages will actually be
helpful to us, but we do not have much more to go on at the moment.)
Furthermore, if you run
tail -fn0 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
in an X terminal and switch to the (blank) console and back, you should
see several lines of new Xorg log entries. (You can use CTRL-C to stop
tailing the log once you are back at X.) Post this output here, please.
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer