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Thread: [SOLVED] (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

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    [SOLVED] (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    I've got a problem that's been somewhat documented about switching to the virtual terminals via Ctrl-Alt-F(1-6). When I try this, I see only a blank screen.

    I've searched through the forums and found a few how-to's that seem to solve the problem, but none of these fixes have worked for me.

    Most notably, I tried the thorough fix on
    http://georgia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=585454
    which had me editing /etc/modules & /etc/initramfs-tools/modules along with /boot/grub/menu.lst...but to no avail.

    I know that if I boot into rescue mode, I can see the tty's. In addition, I'm currently running the nvidia-glx-new driver, but when I tried installing nvidia-glx I could see the tty's but couldn't enable compiz.

    I'm running on an HP Pavillion dv6000 with an nVidia Geforce 6150 Go card.

    Hopefully there's another fix other than the above, because I so dearly miss my virtual terminals

    I've attached my xorg.conf, if it's of any use.
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    Re: (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    *shameless bump*

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    Re: (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    I had this problem when using Option "NvAGP" "1" in the xorg.conf under card,, may have been "0" but switching from one to the other resolved the issue for me. hope it helps
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    Re: (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    Thanks for the suggestion
    I tried adding the option but it didn't help

    Though I'm a little new at this, I don't think my laptop's using an AGP..when i run lspci I can find my graphics card, so I think it's a pci device

    On a side note, since the original post I've also tried taking out the "splash" line from /boot/grub/menu.lst, but to no avail

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    Re: (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    *another bump*

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    Re: (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    I had the same problem, found a bug reported at nvnews. Fixed it by manually installing the nvidia driver 100.14.23
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    Re: (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    it worked!!
    I finally had some time to work on it
    Thanks muchly, it was really bugging me

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    Re: [SOLVED] (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    Here are the steps I took to resolve the problem. (Nvidia 6200 card)

    1. Turned off "desktop effects"
    2. Removed Nvidia-glx-new through "Administration - Hardware Drivers"
    3. Installed EnvyNG
    4. Installed Nvidia 96.43.05 drivers
    5. Re-enabled "desktop effects" and tested

    Now I have all six tty's and the graphical desktop intact with Compiz effects(cube)
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    Re: [SOLVED] (Hardy) Blank Virtual Terminals (TTY's) & nvidia-glx-new

    Just a quick little addition: if anyone is having trouble with low resolution on reboot after manually installing an nvidia driver, check this thread out

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=795997

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