[arch-general] No consoles with NVIDIA

Karol Babioch karol at babioch.de
Mon Nov 28 06:45:41 EST 2011


I've recently installed Arch on my laptop, which basically runs good so
far. However I've got a really annoying problem, which I couldn't find
a solution so far.

My laptop has a dedicated graphics card (GeForce 310M). I would like to
have the best performance and battery life. This unfortunately excludes
the nouveau driver at the moment.

So I've installed the nvidia package according to the wiki. But now I've
got the problem that as soon as I start the X server, I've got a blank
screen whenever switching back to the consoles (tty1-tty6). This
consoles stay blank even when killing the X server, which basically
means that I can't use any consoles anymore.

I've found a reference to that error in the Gentoo wiki [1], however
there seems to be no good solution so far :(.

Now I'm asking you whether some of you have experienced the same issue,
and maybe know of some work-around? What could possibly mess things so up?

Best regards,
Karol Babioch


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