[arch-general] No consoles with NVIDIA

Jari Vetoniemi mailroxas at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 04:42:54 EST 2011

Is the uvesafb slow for you? I tried to use it to enable high
resolution TTY for my nVIDIA card, but it was so slow that it was
unusable. And even the TTY was offset so that part of the text was
With nouveau fast switch TTY's with high resolution work out of the box nicely.

2011/11/29 Carlchristian Eckert <Carli-Eckert at gmx.de>:
> 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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