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I googled many threads on my problem, but most of them are about proprietary drivers and black screen (although user can login blindly into tty*). My question isn't about that type of problem but the following:

I have Ubuntu 11.04, Ati Radeon HD2400 mobility video card with installed up-to-date proprietary drivers (fglrx) which works normal with Compiz.

ps aux|grep tty returns only one with X:

root      1083  5.1  7.1 296396 148148 tty7    Ss+  Oct18  54:08 /usr/bin/X :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-vTLeqW/database -nolisten tcp vt7

cat /etc/default/console-setup |egrep -v "^#"

if [ -f /etc/default/keyboard ]; then  
    . /etc/default/keyboard  

And when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 am getting a blinking underscore cursor and nothing else.

I have no directory /etc/event.d/ to search ttys in it.

Okay after a hint (to check /etc/init/tty*.conf) I realized that runlevel 3/5 didn't ran automatically: runlevel returns: runlevel unknown
echo $RUNLEVEL returns "" (nothing)

and sudo init 5 bringed to me ctrl+alt+F* console login prompts. But keybord works only on tty1. ps aux|grep tty now returns one with X, and tty1:

root      1083  3.4  6.2 267172 128944 tty7    Ss+  Oct18  66:37 /usr/bin/X :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-vTLeqW/database -nolisten tcp vt7  
root      2722  0.0  0.0   1872   580 tty1     Ss+  16:40   0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1


Second question is: Why runlevel 3/5 doesn't start automatically?

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Mar 6 '12 at 6:34

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Do you have the files `/etc/init/tty[1.4].conf' ? If they got lost somehow, recreate them. – aquaherd Oct 18 '11 at 18:19
They are okay. But now I can't determine current runlevel/ tried: runlevel, it returned "unknown", echo $RUNLEVEL returned "" – Drey Oct 19 '11 at 4:05