Problem w/ virtual terminals

geoffrey froner geoffrey.froner at
Thu Feb 28 17:13:31 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Leo Cacciari <leo.cacciari at>

> Il giorno gio, 28/02/2008 alle 08.52 -0500, geoffrey froner ha scritto:
> > I am still unable to access a virtual terminal from the GUI when I
> > enter Ctrl-Alt-F#.  All I get is a blank screen.  I can return to the
> > GUI by typing C-A-F7.   I wrote about this already and have tried some
> > of the fixes but no luck so far.  I am running 7.10 (Gutsy) on an IBM
> > ThinkCentre.
> > >From what I've read, it seems this is a bug in 7.10; does anyone have
> > an answer or can advise to whom, to where, I should address my
> > question?
> IIRC, this was discussed on the ML for ndivia graphic cards, it was due
> to a wrong behaviour of the framebuffer and two solutions had been
> proposed: either modify kernel parameters in grub or include some module
> or others in the initrd image. I'm sorry, I can not remember the
> details, but if you looks on and search for
> ndivia you should find. Alternatively you could search the ML archives.
> --
> Leo 'TheHobbit' Cacciari

> I couldnt find anything re: nvidia on Launchpad.  What is the URL for ML
> and what does that stand for?

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