[SOLVED] Black TTYs after Nvidia 304.84 Driver Starts
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Installed Nvidia 304.84 driver; no probs. X starts with 'startx' and functions as expected. BUT, when X starts all tty's go black, as seen with Ctrl-Alt-Fn. Stay black after exit from X. No err messages in /var/log/messages or Xorg.0.log. TTY's respond to commands, just no character echo.
Anyone seen this? Got a fix? Nvidia tech service seems baffled.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, Slackware Current AMD64, various VMs
I'm seeing the same thing on Debian Sid 64 bit running a self-compiled 3.8.5 Kernel and the 304.84 nVIDIA drivers from the repositories.
I had wondered whether it was the result of my kernel updating, and couldn't find any recent reports from a google, so was holding off posting in case it was my mistake.
A few posts going back to last year on Ubuntu forums suggest this has happened to people running Ubuntu (but I don't know which version of drivers) and some on Gentoo forums suggest it's happened with previous driver versions.
I've a GT 640 if that matters.
Edit: I'm seeing the same thing on the 3.2.0-4-amd64 kernel provided by the Sid repos.