Bug#611452: xserver-xorg-core: switching to linux console leaves screen blank

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Sat Jan 29 15:52:03 UTC 2011

reassign 611452 nvidia-glx

Hi Carsten,

Carsten Allefeld <carsten.allefeld at googlemail.com> (29/01/2011):
> Package: xserver-xorg-core
> Version: 2:1.7.7-11
> Severity: important
> After being logged in to my KDE session under X, switching to a
> virtual linux console using Ctrl-Alt-F1 leads to a blank screen. The
> console seems to be working, insofar as I can log in blindly and
> start a command, which I can verify is running after switching back
> to the X session using Ctrl-Alt-F7.  Because of this, I suspect that
> the problem is that either the video mode is not set correctly, or
> the font is not loaded. However, I did no special screen mode / font
> configurations before or after upgrading to lenny, so this can't be
> the problem. I am not entirely sure whether the problem lies with
> this package or another one, but I can't come up with a way to find
> out what exactly is going wrong. If you can point me to a way to
> pinpoint the problem, I would be glad to do so.

you're using nvidia stuff, so I'm reassigning to the nvidia-glx
package, which is the entry point for bug reports against
nvidia-related packages (as far as I can tell; please, nvidia
maintainers, tell us if there's a more appropriate package in such

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