Bug 730140 - Can't switch to text console with xen kernel after installing NVIDIA driver
Summary: Can't switch to text console with xen kernel after installing NVIDIA driver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11
Version: 5.6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-11 21:08 UTC by Simon Gao
Modified: 2011-08-12 19:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-08-12 19:40:12 UTC

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Description Simon Gao 2011-08-11 21:08:54 UTC
Description of problem:

With Xen kernel, switching to text console after installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.21 does not display login prompt. The screen is just blank.

With non-xen kernel, switching to a text console works fine. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL 5.6 X86_64  2.6.18-238.12.1.el5

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install 5.6 X86_64
2. Install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.21 and the same version of NVIDIA driver
   for Xen kernel:

sh /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.21.run -a -x
cd /tmp/$pkgbase/kernel
IGNORE_XEN_PRESENCE=y make SYSSRC=/lib/modules/`uname -r`xen/build module
cp -i nvidia.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`xen/kernel/drivers/video/
depmod -a `uname -r`xen
3. Reboot and boot into Xen kernel. Switching to a text console by Ctrl+Alt+F<1-6>.
Actual results:

When switching to text console 1-6, no login prompt is displayed. 

Expected results:

When switching to text console 1-6, login prompt is displayed and allows keyboard interaction

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2011-08-12 19:40:12 UTC
We are unable to fix any bugs in NVIDIA's proprietary driver.  Please contact NVIDIA for support.

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