Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT


    Should start by saying my knowledge on Linux is limited, i am trying get get the Nvidia driver to work with my GeForce GT 650M.

    geforce dot com/drivers/results/49073
    Driver version: 304.51

    pastebin dot com/A061VPFX

    The error i get and can't even seem to google a solution too is.
    Fatal server error:

    [ 67.095] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT

    [ 67.095]

    [ 67.095]

    uname -r
    3.5.5-amd64 (Could this be the cause? i compiled it yesterday to give me more support on my laptop, stock kernel didn't fully support my laptop. ASUS N56VZ)

    lspci |grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fd1 (rev a1)

    I tried to edit xorg.conf the first one i used was minimal,
    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Video Card"
    Driver "nvidia"

    The second one i tried was the default one the nvidia installer gives me and the third one i commented out some thing on the nvidia installer one.

    But nothing works, always ends up with the same problem.
    xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT.

    I would be grateful for any help or push in the right direction. Right now i am on the default driver, guessing nouveau.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Where did you get the nVidia driver, and how did you install it? FWIW, the nVidia drivers also install tools like nvidia-xconfig to generate your xorg.conf file properly.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  3. #3
    Do you see different virtual terminals by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, Ctrl+Alt+F2, ? If you can start Xorg server on the stock kernel at all, what do you get on the stock kernel?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts