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#1 2013-03-24 18:13:24

vordoo
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[Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

*** The nvidia-304xx 304.88-1 driver solved it! ***
Hi,

After an update (pacman -Syu) I cannot exit X to the tty I have started it from, with startx. If I exit the win-manager, I get a black screen with no video input -insted of the tty prompt I have started it from. When in the X session if I ctrl+alt+F1 (or F2 OR F3 ect...) I get the same, black screen no video input but, alt+F1 gets me back to the X session OK.

Booting to the tty is OK. Without starting X I get a tty & I can switch with alt+F1 up to F6 to all ttys.

lspci:
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)] (rev a1)

/var/log/Xorg.0.log:
(WW) NVIDIA: This server has an unsupported input driver ABI version (have 19.1, need < 19.0).  The driver will continue to load, but may behave strangely.

dmesg:
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  304.84  Wed Feb 27 04:58:49 PST 2013


Any help appreciated,
Thanks!

Last edited by vordoo (2013-04-06 02:00:19)

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#2 2013-03-24 18:36:59

moetunes
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

Have you seen this thread?


You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

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#3 2013-03-24 19:43:44

Awebb
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

I also thought about this thread.

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#4 2013-03-24 19:59:01

vordoo
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

Thanks but... :-)

This box is running a long time with the same setup: display card & NVIDIA driver, just after the recent update it all hapend. I have tried to add the Uvesafb/v86d package and also to remove GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep OR just change it to =text -as I so in other posts, it all failed.

I'm trying to avoid switching back to the Nouveau driver so I do not know if it will fix the problem. If I do not get a clue soon, I will do that & post the outcome.

Thanks agen!

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#5 2013-03-24 21:47:53

berbae
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

The 304-84 release of the nvidia driver breaks the virtual tty console access.
If you need it you have no other choice than using the 'nouveau' driver.
See https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topi … 84-driver/
as well as other threads here.

Last edited by berbae (2013-03-24 22:13:43)

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#6 2013-03-25 00:29:16

vordoo
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

berbae wrote:

The 304-84 release of the nvidia driver breaks the virtual tty console access.

Yep, awaiting the fix :-(
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topi … no-signal/

Thanks!

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#7 2013-04-05 08:14:08

kinleyd
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Registered: 2012-09-21
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

I'm having the same issue with an nvidia geforce 7800 gtx card. Is reverting to an earlier version of the nvidia-304-xxx drivers a possibility?

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#8 2013-04-05 14:34:38

berbae
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

If you choose this option, you have to do it yourself with the old 304-64 driver.
This may work for some time with new linux kernel and xorg server, but cannot be a long term solution (perhaps a longer one if you use the lts linux kernel).
If you don't need high 3D acceleration performances and/or have an efficient cooling device for your hardware, the nouveau driver may be a better choice for you.

Last edited by berbae (2013-04-05 14:35:14)

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#9 2013-04-06 02:01:17

vordoo
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

*** The nvidia-304xx 304.88-1 driver solved it! ***

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#10 2013-04-06 04:20:08

kinleyd
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Re: [Solved: it's a 304-84 driver bug] Losing all ttys after leving X

Ha! I thought it would be a long wait for the nvidia driver to get fixed - but I was wrong. Happy to get over this one. :)

Edit: Ctrl-Alt-F1-F6 now launches tty 1-6, etc. However, logging out to slim still crashes on the second attempt, as before. Still need the hack (killall --user $USER -TERM etc) in slim.conf to avoid this.

Last edited by kinleyd (2013-04-06 09:11:57)

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