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Old 11-18-08, 08:59 AM   #13
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No luck for me!
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$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/registry
EnableVia4x: 0
EnableALiAGP: 0
NvAGP: 3
ReqAGPRate: 15
EnableAGPSBA: 0
EnableAGPFW: 0
Mobile: 4294967295
ResmanDebugLevel: 4294967295
RmLogonRC: 1
ModifyDeviceFiles: 1
DeviceFileUID: 0
DeviceFileGID: 0
DeviceFileMode: 438
RemapLimit: 0
UpdateMemoryTypes: 4294967295
UseVBios: 0
RMEdgeIntrCheck: 1
UsePageAttributeTable: 4294967295
EnableMSI: 0
terminals remains black with 9600GT and 177.70 or 177.78
I can also confirm that enabling the NVreg_UseVBios=0 option, doesn't solve my black virtual console issue. My laptop has a PCI-X GeForce 9600M GT w/ 512MB.

I've been testing all the drivers from 177.82, to the latest available (180.08). The kernel i'm using, is also the latest (2.6.27.6).

I also tried the vga=normal solution proposed by many people in the forum, but that didn't work either.

Help from the NVidia crew would be appreciated

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Old 12-01-08, 05:02 AM   #14
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Default Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!

Acer Aspire 5930G - GeForce 9600M GT, blank terminals no matter what framebuffer I use or what option I pass to the nvidia module. Terminals fine with the nv driver.

I swapped three distributions: Ubuntu 8.10, Mandriva 2009.0 and openSuse 11.1 RC1, and three driver versions: 177.80, 177.82 and 180.08; they all show the same behaviour.

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Old 12-01-08, 06:28 AM   #15
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thanks a lot, iro!

your solution also worked for me with ubuntu 8.04!
more details can be found in my thread at ubuntuforums about this issue.
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Old 12-21-08, 04:02 PM   #16
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Doesn't work for me Archlinux and 180.16 beta drivers.
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Old 02-12-09, 09:45 AM   #17
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Default Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!

I'm in the same boat with a similar/the same laptop to sittingpenguin ( Acer Aspire 5930, GeForce 9600M GT ).

Has any solution been found to this issue?
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Old 02-23-09, 12:43 PM   #18
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Default Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!

Hi,

Same problem, no TTY when X started with nvidia modules (work with nv)
Using 180.29 on 2.6.27.18 kernel. (Acer TM 7730G, Nvidia 9300M GS / Debian)
With vesafb, uvesafb, without fb, with VBios option, without... Nothing work !

I can't test with a older driver, they won't compil on 2.6.27 (and I need it for my wireless).

What do ?

EDIT: Same error on a true debian-amd64 2.6.28 and x86_64 driver.

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Old 02-26-09, 12:06 AM   #19
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Default Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!

Seems I am in the same boat. I'm on a Dell SC1430, dual quad, 1.6Ghz, BIOS v1.4.0 (latest), NVidia 8800GT, 180.29 driver.

Tried a bunch of stuff:
-vga=normal
-NVreg_UseVBios=0
-older drivers
-played with IRQ settings in the limited Dell BIOS

Haven't recompiled the kernel yet. Will try that next. Ugh.
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Old 04-09-09, 07:41 PM   #20
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Default Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!

Nobody has news ?
This problem is a big problem for me.

I'm now on 185.19 under 2.6.28.7, and, same error. Too in 2.6.29.
Any fix ?!
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Old 04-10-09, 04:38 PM   #21
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Default Re: No more black terminals after starting X!!!!

I can't believe my eyes! It works!!

I wasn't able to read my ttys since 2006 on my notebook!!
How many times I would have had the possibility to access the terminals to recover my system from nasty problems in the last ~2 years...
  • 6200 GO (VAIO VGN-FS295XP)
  • Debian SID, custom kernel 2.6.29-altarf
  • NVidia drivers 185.19
  • Xorg 1.6.0-1
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Old 04-14-09, 10:54 AM   #22
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I can't believe my eyes! It works!!

I wasn't able to read my ttys since 2006 on my notebook!!
How many times I would have had the possibility to access the terminals to recover my system from nasty problems in the last ~2 years...
  • 6200 GO (VAIO VGN-FS295XP)
  • Debian SID, custom kernel 2.6.29-altarf
  • NVidia drivers 185.19
  • Xorg 1.6.0-1
Glad to help you!
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Old 05-13-09, 10:52 AM   #23
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Currently not working with Fedora 10 and D900C laptop running twin G9800GTX 1GB each cards and latest beta driver 185.18.08.
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Old 05-13-09, 11:25 AM   #24
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Interestingly with:

vga=normal in grub and
options nvidia NVreg_UseVBios=0 in modprobe

when I do ctl-alt-F1 I get a blank screen and thats it my machine is dead unless I login remotely or sometimes I don't get a blank screen but the existing screen image stays and a I lose my mouse and the machine is dead.

But if I turn off desktop-effects such as compiz then doing ctl-alt-F1 gives me a blank screen which after a short time respawns my x-windows greeter so I can login?

Still no terminal though. So I'm forced to edit inittab to init 3 on boot login do my mods then either do init 5 or reset inittab to init5 before reboot when ever I upgrade my nvidia card drivers.
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