Recently installed slackware64 14.1 on my Macbook Pro (mid-2009, macbookpro5,5), whch has the Nvidia GeForce 9400M card.
At first, I had a little trouble with booting (kept getting frozen at):
fb:Conflicting fb hw usage nouveaufb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver
To get past this, I added 'nomodeset' to the kernel options, blacklisted nouveau and installed the nvidia drivers (version 331.20). Now, boot up is fine, and I can 'startx' and the GUI looks good.
However, when I press ctrl-alt-F[1-6], I only get a blank (turned off) screen. when I press ctrl-alt-F7, I can get back to X, and continue in my GUI.
This bug seems to have appeared in different forms across ubuntu, arch, debian etc..
I'd really like to have a console, even with the GUI. Any tips or help is appreciated.