Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 06-15-07, 03:06 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 61
Default Can't use text console unless I stop gdm...

Hi, newbie here with a problem.

I'll be "half-formal" here because this is a copy of a posting that I
wrote in another forum...

Machine completely freezes in a blue or red screen if I try to switch
to a text console. Can't go back to graphical mode with CTRL-ALT-F7
and can't type commands blindly: it's really frozen and the only thing I
can do when that happens is use the power button.

- HP Pavilion dv6258se (Turion X2, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150)
- Ubuntu Feisty Fawn with updated kernel (2.6.20-16-generic)
- NVIDIA proprietary driver installed through restricted manager
- webcam, usb, media buttons, touchpad, lightscribe all working
- two cores detected, powernowd and laptop-mode enabled
- needed noapic noirqdebug to install (more on that below)

- I can use the text console if I boot in text mode or if I simply stop
gdm. Apparently, the problem is just on switching.
- Problem does not happen if I boot with noapic noirqdebug. I
needed those to install the livecd, but after upgrading the kernel
and installing the drivers I found out I could boot without those
parameters. So I removed them, because without APIC one of
the cores would go crazy handling hardware interruptions.
However, I recently found out that putting them back on allowed
me to switch to text console again.
- Beryl is not installed yet and desktop effects are not enabled
(in fact, I can't switch to text mode even from the login screen)
- booting without splash or with vga=normal had no effect

- If I remember correctly, the restricted driver manager installs
nvidia-glx. I've tried nvidia-glx-new in a previous installation and
got the well-known "garbled screen of death" (text terminal is
garbled but if you type blindly the commands will work and
CTRL-ALT-F7 also works). Better than hanging, perhaps, but
it happened in all contexts, even with noapic noirqdebug and
even when I stopped gdm.
- Suspend and hibernation are working perfectly, which
surprised the hell out of me.

So... what seems to be the problem?

Thanks in advance,
Keyper7 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UEFI+Nvidia - NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console... interzoneuk NVIDIA Linux 0 06-26-12 04:51 AM
BUG 302.17 - can not access TTY console legluondunet NVIDIA Linux 9 06-24-12 05:16 PM
Console Killers News Archived News Items 0 06-11-12 10:10 PM
First monitor is black when going to virtual console, when using twinView zeBarbu NVIDIA Linux 2 09-07-03 09:35 PM
how to boot SuSe 8.0 to console? chrisr NVIDIA Linux 8 08-19-02 09:08 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.