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    Cannot Login to Console - Ctrl+Alt+F1 gives me black screen

    Please keep in mind that I am a noob, try to be specific in all your steps..

    My problem:

    When entering password for user at the main login screen, there is an option to choose Login to Console if I choose that, all I get is a black screen. It seems that the commands do work, it is just that all I get is a black screen. By memory I tried to enter user name, password and sudo start x and it started, so comamnds work, but all I see is a Black Screen.

    If during my X session I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+F2 or whatever up to 6, all I get is a black screen. Ctrl+Alt+F7 does bring me back to the X session.

    This is a problem as there are certain things which require no X running and console and I cannot do that.

    Possible causes:

    I have latest Nvidia 9xxx driver
    I also isntalled Beryl and the uninstalled it, not sure if that console problem started after Beryl instillation.

    Some people mentioned that it has something to do with Nvidia and framebuffer or Composite being enabled. Other said soemthign to do with grub, no idea what these things mean.

    I do know that the console worked some time ago.

    I have Kubuntu Edgy 6.10 Nvidia Go 6600 128 Mg video with 9xxx driver isntalled via envy nvidia script

    I think that is all I know. Here is my xorg.conf

    Please help.

  2. #2
    Linux User cayalee's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    might be worth asking in the ubuntu section of the forums mate.
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
    registered linux user #388463

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    I already reinstalled the whole thing since I have posted my las message. All works now.

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