Re: No console from X
On Saturday 16 May 2009 15:44:25 Florian Kulzer wrote:
> 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.
> > > 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.)
OK. I rebooted and ran it again. Not sure it's relevant, but:
May 16 16:45:32 Ajax kernel: [ 0.000000] ACPI: FACP 7BF649BA, 00F4 (r3
NVIDIA MCP67-M 6040000 PTL_ F4240)
May 16 16:45:32 Ajax kernel: [ 0.000000] ACPI: DSDT 7BF5C13A, 880C (r1
NVIDIA MCP67 6040000 MSFT 3000000)
May 16 16:45:32 Ajax kernel: [ 0.084002] Security Framework initialized
May 16 16:45:45 Ajax kernel: [ 26.584309] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86
Kernel Module 173.14.09 Wed Jun 4 23:43:17 PDT 2008
> 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.
(II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) NVIDIA(0): ACPI display change hotkey events enabled: the X server is new
(II) NVIDIA(0): enough to receive ACPI display change hotkey events.
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
(--) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event8
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event8"
(--) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad touchpad found
And, thanks for trying to track this down.