Virtual Terminals ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 failure

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mttr
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Virtual Terminals ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 failure

Post by mttr » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:43 pm

I have Mint 13 Mate and have no ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 virtual terminals. All i get is a black screen but can return to the desktop using ctrl-alt-f8. Both monitors do the same saying no signal. This is my display info
-Display-
Resolution : 1680x1050 pixels
Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Version : 1.11.3
-Monitors-
Monitor 0 : 1680x1050 pixels
-Extensions-
BIG-REQUESTS
Composite
DAMAGE
DOUBLE-BUFFER
DPMS
DRI2
GLX
Generic Event Extension
MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
MIT-SHM
NV-CONTROL
NV-GLX
RANDR
RECORD
RENDER
SECURITY
SHAPE
SYNC
X-Resource
XC-MISC
XFIXES
XFree86-DGA
XFree86-VidModeExtension
XInputExtension
XKEYBOARD
XTEST
XVideo
XVideo-MotionCompensation
-OpenGL-
Vendor : NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer : GeForce 7600 GT/PCIe/SSE2
Version : 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.84
Direct Rendering : Yes

since there is no terminal session available at login this is not any option. Is there a way to have that turned on

Hope someone can help

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Re: Virtual Terminals ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 failure

Post by karlchen » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:45 pm

Hello, mttr.

Update the proprietary NVidia driver from v304.84 to v304.88.v304.88 should be available in the normal Ubuntu repositories. This is how I got it. v304.84 was buggy and caused nasty faults here as well. All is well here since v304.88 was installed.
On Mint you will have to permit updates of risk category 4 in order to see the updated NVidia driver.

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$ inxi -Fx
[...]
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G86 [GeForce 8500 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: nouveau,vesa,fbdev) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 8500 GT/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.88 Direct Rendering: Yes
[...] Shell inxi: 1.8.4 
Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Virtual Terminals ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 failure

Post by mttr » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:40 pm

ok i installed the new driver
$ inxi -Fx
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0 X.Org: 1.11.3 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080
GLX Renderer: GeForce 7600 GT/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.88 Direct Rendering: Yes

I'm wandering why when i go to additional drivers it shows nvidia 304. as green but "Driver is activated but not in current use"

By the way I now have ctrl-alt-f1 back working. Thanks

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