I had used Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit for months until one day the old motherboard of my old computer irreversibly crashed. I had to replace the motherboard which required to replace the processor as well. The rest of the hardware remained intact. Ubuntu 14.04 was installed and configured in the very same way as for the old hardware. It works smoothly, except for one issue:
I love playing some games on Steam. It can work under the native Nouveau X.Org X server video driver, but then the game turns a sadistic torture because everything is incredibly slow and not all details are shown. As I install proprietary NVidia drivers (I tried 346.87 and 352.21), the gaming is perfect, but no tty appears at Ctrl-Alt-F1-5. Blank screen! As soon as I put Nouveau driver back, tty comes back, too. This annoying issue NEVER appeared with the old hardware: it is a direct consequence of the motherboard upgrade.
Grub modifications (uncommenting #GRUB_TERMINAL=console and
GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, changing to #GRUB_GFXMODE=auto, adding 'nomodeset' at the end of 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash') had no effect.
I really miss virtual terminals, but I feel I have no more ideas. Can anyone help?
Old hardware: motherboard ASUS P7H35, processor i5 @1.33 GHz, graphics GeForce GT 740
New hardware: motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V, processor i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, graphics graphics GeForce GT 740.