Bug#198344: xserver-xfree86: nvidia+kernel 2.6.0-test7+debian unstable
Anders Peter Skovsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> When starting X after last 'apt-get update && apt-get upgrade',
> where X packages were upgraded, the screen flashes twice, then stays
> blank. ctrl-alt-fN does nothing, ctrl-alt-backspace also is futile.
> I have to reboot with the reset button. X works fine now, using
> 'nv' instead of 'nvidia' in XF86Config-4 (as you can see below). I
> have a GeForce II MX chip. Have spoken with a fellow on #debian
> (freenode) that has the same problem with his ti 4400. He says it
> just makes the screen very dark, so even console is almost
> impossible to see. Rerunning the nvidia-installer errors - problem
> with the kernel-headers (Custom 2.6.0-test7 kernel). This is my
> first bug submission, please forgive any errors or other newbie
> mistakes that I may have made.
This is a bug in nvidia-glx or in your own installation of the drivers
if you don't use that package. The package didn't include TLS
versions of NVIDIA's binaries, this was no problem until a recent
glibc update -- now the TLS versions are mandatory (unless you start X
and OGL applications with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1).
The problem is fixed in the current version of nvidia-glx in unstable.
Juergen Kreileder, Blackdown Java-Linux Team