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jayakrishnan 05-05-2002 01:57 AM

System freezes

I downloaded the latest kernel(2.4.18) and instaled it succesfully. But now when i use the new kernel my system goes blank. Don't know why. I have to reboot my system. happens only when i am working in x and switch over to console using ctrl+alt+f2

why is this happening

manaskb 05-05-2002 02:41 AM

Ctl-Alt-Fx is used to switch between the ttys, by default F7 is the X and the rest are consoles. Now let me understand what is happening. Has the system actually hung or u can come back to X using Ctl-Alt-F7 or whatever in ur case. Have a look at /etc/inittab where the ttys are defined. One possibility is that tty 2 (for Ctl-Alt-F2) is not defined in the file.

Also check if you have the virtual terminal option set in your .config

- manas

Nevion 08-27-2003 08:09 AM

let me guess, using nvidia drivers? Theres a bug with them and using a framebuffer console at the same time, they even warn you in the nvidia install guide off thier site, I suppose the easiest fix if thats the case is to not use framebuffer and just use a standard vga console.
ps, I had this problem too.

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