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Old 04-04-11, 12:30 PM   #9
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Default Re: Black screen when switching to any virtual console on VAIO VPCS12L9E with GeForce

Originally Posted by ddozza View Post
I've a Sony Vaio VPCS12L9E with Nvidia GeForce310M with OpenSuse 11.4 64bit.

I'm using lastest Nvidia drivers (x86_64-260.19.44) and when I switch to any of virtual console (ALT-CTRL-Fn) I get black screens.

The console is present because I can login and executing commands (blind login), and by switching ALT-F7 I can return in graphical mode.

I had the same problem also with previous driver versions with OpenSuse 11.3.

I've tried to use vga=normal as boot option in grub and also NVreg_UseVBios=0 as nvidia module parameter but they didn't help.

I've tried to follow this thread useless .

Any suggestion to solve such very annoying issue?
This seems to be the exact same problem I have with my Vaio VPCS13V9E, as described there. So far, I haven't found a way to make the VTs to work with X and the nvidia binary driver - as soon as X starts, VTs are blackened until next reboot.

At least you got more lucky than I was - one of NVidia guys answered you, while they never even acknowledged my existence .
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