cannot access others tty's when using nvidia driver

Bug #145299 reported by Rafael Sachetto on 2007-09-26
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

I'm using gutsy and I cannot access the tty's pressing <crtl>+<alt>+<fn>.

When I press <crtl>+<alt>+<fn> I get nothing.

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi Rafael
Could you please try to be a little more specific, what do you mean when say "i get nothing"?, are you getting just a black screen for instance?, does it stay in X?.
Thanks in advance.

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

Hi,

When I press <crtl>+<alt>+<fn> nothing happens, I just stay in X.

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Do you have "desktop effects" activated? if so, when disable does the same happens?. Could you please attach your Xorg log.

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

No I don't have "desktop effects" activated.

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

And if I active then, the effects work. But I still cannot access the tty's.

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Please include the information requested at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebuggingXAutoconfiguration as separate attachments.

by the way, does this happen with gutsy beta livecd also?

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

My procedures:

sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
restart X (Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace)

The X started properly and the <crtl>+<alt>+<fn> worked fine.

But when I did:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and configured my video driver to nvida the <crtl>+<alt>+<fn> stopped to work.

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :
Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :
Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :
Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :
Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

Does it still incomplete? Any information please ask me.

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi Rafael
Sorry about the delay in the response. I'm associating the report to linux-restricted-modules package, since it provide the nvidia propietary driver which seems to cause this issue. Could you provide the syslog and/or the dmesg output, and the output of the following command:

user@machine:~$ dpkg -l|egrep "nvidia|linux-restricted"|awk '{print $2,$3}'

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

user@machine:~$ dpkg -l|egrep "nvidia|linux-restricted"|awk '{print $2,$3}'

linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-10-generic 2.6.22.3-10.1
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-11-generic 2.6.22.3-11.4
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-12-generic 2.6.22.4-12.4
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-8-generic 2.6.22.2-8.4
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-9-generic 2.6.22.2-9.8
linux-restricted-modules-common 2.6.22.4-12.4
linux-restricted-modules-generic 2.6.22.12.17
nvidia-glx-new 100.14.19+2.6.22.4-12.4
nvidia-kernel-common 20051028+1ubuntu7

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :
Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :
Caesarivs (caesarivs) wrote :

Hi same issue here, I have a nvidia card (GeForce FX 5200)

I reboot my machine and when kernel finishes loading I am at GDM, but then I try to go to a tty with <ctrl>+<alt>+<fn> and I get to a blank screen and no response to anything, the only thing I can do there is go back to X

How can I help solving this bug??

Caesarivs (caesarivs) wrote :

It seems like turning off the vga=XXX in the kernel line in menu.lst fixes the problem...

Here's a link:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/148746

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

My problem here is a little bit diferent, bacause when I press <ctrl>+<alt>+<fn>, I get no response at all, nothing happens, I still on X without any problem.

David Bamberger (wellblech) wrote :

when i press ctrl+alt+F** i get only blank screens (out of range)- this is not related to the vga=xxx option because i don't have this option in grubs menu.list

Rafael Sachetto (rsachetto) wrote :

I've made a fresh installation of Gusty final version and everything is working fine now.... even with the nvidia drivers

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed with an update. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status . Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Feel free to submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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