Re: Ctrl+alt+Fn not showing consoles

rudu wrote:
Le 26/04/2010 20:55, Hugo Vanwoerkom a écrit :

rudu wrote:
Le 26/04/2010 19:43, Hugo Vanwoerkom a écrit :

rudu wrote:
Running squeeze on AMD64 arch, my system recently stopped to let me
get my consoles after I hit the ctrl+alt+Fn keys (n = 1 to 6).

When did it stop?

I can't be sure but that may coincide with that kernel*-trunk thing, when I had to go back to the nv driver as I couldn't get the proprietary Nvidia driver to compile with my new kernel.
FWIW, a few more details :
$ uname -a
Linux birdynam 2.6.32-3-amd64 #1 SMP Wed Feb 24 18:07:42 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9400 GT] (rev a1)

So are you still running nv?

and what was the driver that wouldn't compile?
I run x86-195.36.15 on the latest Sid kernel and it compiles just fine, but I don't (yet) have a AMD64 system.

Excerpt from /var/log/nvidia-installer.log :
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
WARNING: Skipping the runlevel check (the utility `runlevel` failed to run).
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 195.36.15.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> The CC version check failed:

The compiler used to compile the kernel (gcc 4.3) does not exactly match the
current compiler (gcc 4.4). The Linux 2.6 kernel module loader rejects kern
el modules built with a version of gcc that does not exactly match that of t
he compiler used to build the running kernel.

If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version check, sel
ect "No" to continue installation. Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort install
ation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used to c
ompile your kernel, and restart installation. Abort now? (Answer: Yes)
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at

Indeed. Forget this if it is beating a dead horse, but did you have gcc-4.3 + gcc-4.4 both installed? I did and I set the symlink gcc to gcc-4.3 and that got rid of the message.

Alternatively you can set CC to gcc-4.3 and it will compile.
195.36.15 is a lot better than nv and I am pretty sure will get rid of your problems.
I haven't tried nouveau.


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