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Re: [Xen-users] Nvidia drivers in Dom0 results in blank screen

To: Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Nvidia drivers in Dom0 results in blank screen
From: Brandon Turner <bturner@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:24:58 -0600
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On 12/17/2009 06:36 AM, Andrew Lyon wrote:
> I've recently stopped using nvidia cards on my xen systems because I
> needed to be able to debug problems without having a tainted kernel, I
> am now using radeon hd2400 and x1950 cards, the x1950's have excellent
> 3d/2d support in the open source driver and can be found on ebay very
> cheaply.

Using the repurposed openSUSE 2.6.31 patches, I was able to build a
xenified kernel that works with Ubuntu 9.10 and the nvidia-drivers - so
I now have 3d acceleration under Xen!  However I still cannot switch to
a console.  Switching to a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) blanks the screen.  I
can switch back to X via Ctrl+Alt+F7 with no problems.  If I need to
restart gdm or X for some reason, I have to restart the computer as
restarting X blanks the screen as well and it won't come back until a

Do you experience anything similar with the ATI drivers?  Are you using
the open source driver for both of your ATI cards?


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