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    blank (black) screen on ctrl+alt+F1

    hello

    I've got a nVidia Geforce 6600GT VGA and NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 173) was activated for it after a clean install of 11.10

    now when I press ctrl+alt+F1-F6 all I get is a blank screen, & the only option is pressing F7 to get back to the graphical environment

    I would really appreciate any suggestions

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by virgo.floyd; December 12th, 2011 at 11:44 AM.

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    Arrow Ctrl + Alt + F1 ?

    hello

    my issue: pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 results in a blank (black) page

    Ubuntu 11.10 (clean installed from USB drive)
    my VGA: nVidia Geforce 6600GT
    drivers version: 173

    would appreciate any help

    thanks

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    Re: Ctrl + Alt + F1 ?

    That is because that combination open up the Command-Line Access. To get back to the Graphical User Interface you press Ctrl + alt +f7

    Link/Documentation: http://linux.about.com/od/ubuntu_doc/a/ubudg24t8.htm

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    Re: blank (black) screen on ctrl+alt+F1

    Hi and welcome, please do not create multiple threads on the same issue. Threads merged.

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    Re: Ctrl + Alt + F1 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadsRC View Post
    That is because that combination open up the Command-Line Access. To get back to the Graphical User Interface you press Ctrl + alt +f7

    Link/Documentation: http://linux.about.com/od/ubuntu_doc/a/ubudg24t8.htm
    thanks for your response

    my issue is not coming back graphical mode, I know how to do that, but actually I need to use console to install my vga driver which I've downloaded from manufactures website

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    Re: blank (black) screen on ctrl+alt+F1

    Quote Originally Posted by overdrank View Post
    Hi and welcome, please do not create multiple threads on the same issue. Threads merged.
    hey thanks

    sorry about that, I think the first thread was opened on wrong placed so I opened a new one, you even could have deleted that one

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    Re: blank (black) screen on ctrl+alt+F1

    Ah, so when you press Ctrl + Alt +F1 (or F2, or F3 etc) you only get a black screen and no console?

    I get the same thing on my Nvidia card (Can't remember model)... Haven't been able to resolve it yet, but when I find a solution I'll post it for you.

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    Re: blank (black) screen on ctrl+alt+F1

    yes that's it

    I would really appreciate it

    oh and by the way, when I press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to come back I hear a strange sound from my CRT monitor for a second and then the graphical mode comes up, I thought maybe it could help!

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