Thank you for the hint.
As a matter of fact my system boot is BIOS-based, not UEFI. So using efifb will not help.
Is there still a way to have usable TTYs along witn nvidia module? Switching over to nouveau is not welcome.
PS If that may be useful - I had long time used nvidia with uvesafb and that worked like this:
- Booting system with video=uvesafb I had working TTYs until the nvidia module load.
- When nvidia loaded - my TTYs became blank and unusable (though still could be operated “in blind” - e.g. I could restart X from command line there). I could return to X by using Ctrl-Alt-F7 and continue work.
- Since some recent update of nvidia-drivers the system’s behaviour changed - now it is impossible to return to X from blank TTY. So obviously I cannot use uvesafb anymore and there is a need to setup system differently.
I checked my kernel params, and adjusted xorg.conf using some info I managed to google. now it seems I have a properly working driver (dmesg and Xorg.0.log do not contain errors). But nevertheless truing to switch to TTY a got a blank screen with my monitor starting energy-saving mode.
Please advice - is there a way for current versions of nvidia driver to have it properly setting video mode in TTYs while the system is BIOS (not UEFI)?
PS Here are the latest logs/settings:
dmesg | egrep -i “nvidia|NVIDIA|drm|DRM|modeset”
cat /usr/src/linux/.config| grep -v ^# |egrep -i “DRM|FB”
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf