No console when leaving X
There are many postings in this forum about not getting any workable display with the 4496 driver after leaving X.
(I'm having the same problem : when going to console mode with CTRL-ALT-F1 .... F6 or when shutting down/rebooting, then I ALWAYS get a garbled colour full screen).
Surprisingly, regardless the numerous complaints, there is no solution given anywhere.
I'm just wondering why NVidia doesn't react to this (on their own website) ?