+1 from me to.
I need my tty's and I think it is shocking some of us are experiencing this. Not everyone has a newer card.
I've been advised to use the 290* series instead, which is what I have done.
So far today I have had over 10 nvidia-tls segfaults. !!!!!
Sure, I have my consoles now, just that my window manager crashes about 10 times a day now.