[arch-general] No consoles with NVIDIA

Carlchristian Eckert Carli-Eckert at gmx.de
Tue Nov 29 04:23:09 EST 2011

On 11/29/2011 09:59 AM, Vincent Schumaker wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 6:45 AM, 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.
> Have you tried disabling the framebuffer?

good point. for me, using uvesafb helped getting rid of this problem 
(and at the same time some problems when switching from HDMI-output to 
the regular display). Laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-Z21 with Nvidia 9300M

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