[Bug 129910] Re: Blank ttys when using vesafb (vga=xxx)

Buzz buzz at piersol.com
Wed Feb 6 03:36:08 UTC 2008

This is a sort of update.

In my /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

And in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer
   # blacklist nvidiafb
   # blacklist vesafb

Now this is interesting.  If my boot line DOES NOT include vga=XXX, I
get virtual terms which are very crisp clean, very small beautiful font,
probably 1440x900.  However, my X is broke from this--I am using the
nvidia-glx driver (not nvidia-glx-new).  Jean Levasseur mentioned the
incompatibility with the nvidiafb and nvidia-glx-new.  Of course I can't
get the full 1440x900 natively in X with the nv driver.

To sum it up, using the above modules, I have a double-edged sword:
   * GUI is 1440x768 using nvidia-glx, and virtual terminals at 1024x768 when I specify vga=0x318 as a boot option.
   * GUI is 1024x768 using nv, and virtual terminals are 1440x900 (I think), when I don't specify vga=xxx as a boot option.


Blank ttys when using vesafb (vga=xxx)
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