NVIDIA Driver 5336 VT switch blanks screen

Tony Sequeira tony at sequeira.com
Tue Feb 3 08:06:31 PST 2004

On Tue, 03 Feb 2004 09:25:27 -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote

> On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 14:31, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 20:12:59 -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal penned:
> > 
> > > On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 05:03, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > >> On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 00:53, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> > >> > On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 07:48, Jochen Schroeder wrote:
> > >> > 
> Okay, first off, the kernel settings here have nothing to do with the
> nVidia kernel module, so there should be no reason to drop back to

The thing is that everything is fine with 4496 and the RIVA driver
compiled into the kernel.  Everything I have tried with 5336 results in
blank VTs. 

> and no reason to expect this will fix the problem.  Try vga=773, which
> _should_ be 1024x768x256.  Oh, and I wouldn't even bother messing with
> the fonts options on that menu page.  I've always had everything on
> framebuffer driver menu entirely disabled.  You could be getting
> by some broken fontness.
> ...and if all else fails, there's always the VGA fonts still (80x60
> isn't bad.  I used it for years.)

I did too, I'm spoiled now.

As I said previously in this thread, I have gotten used to whatever
vga=793 (or whatever, I'm not at home 1600x1200?) gives me, and I'm
certainly not happy with 80x60.  I have tried various configuration
permutations, and have got nowhere, I'm prepared to put this to one
side for now.  I'm not quite sure where the problem lies, and am not
ready to invest the effort attempting to fix the problem until I have
moved to 2.6 and it becomes apparent there.

Thanks for the feedback.



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