Re: Evga 8800 GTS problems in gentoo
Some issues resolved. Found out most of my troubles were indeed related to motherboard chipset, forgot to compile some driver modules for sata, and had to go in and set my board to use "normal" instead of the default "legacy" ide mode for sata drives (thus enabling dma and all normal speeds).
It still does give me about an 8 second blackscreen when waiting on loading X
I haven't seen if it's still not letting me vt switch, so I"ll try that now...
EDIT: yep yep, vt switching or anything of that sort (killing x, x crashing) totally out of the question now. I basically have to reset, which sometimes requires ssh from another system..