[arch-general] No consoles with NVIDIA

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Mon Nov 28 09:12:14 EST 2011

On 28/11/11 13:17, Geoff wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:45:41 +0100
> Karol Babioch <karol at babioch.de> wrote:
>> 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 have a Gforce 8400 GS and I have used the nvidia driver for several
> years without problems.  The recent upgrade to 290.10.1 has given me the same
> problem that you have - plus several others.  I have intermittent freezes, WAIT
> errors in my Xorg log, and nvidia Xid errors in my error logs.  See also this
> thread in the forums : https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130803
> I am afraid that I have no solution to offer except maybe to try downgrading as
> recommended in that thread.   I have not done that yet myself, because I hate
> to downgrade, but I may soon have to try it.

What really helps is asking upstream

Jelle van der Waa

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