Re: No text mode display after grub
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 08:11:36PM +0000, J.A. de Vries wrote:
> My boss gave me a Dell Latitude D810 to use for work so I didn't have to
> use my privately owned Acer Ferrari 4000 anymore. First thing I did was
> install testing on it, which was no problem at all. Next I built a
> 184.108.40.206 kernel (vanilla from kernel.org) and now I have a bit of a
Is there any particular reason you need a later kernel?
> strange problem: after I make a selection in the grub menu I see about 2
> lines printed to the console (they flash by too fast to read, but they
> do not seem to be error messages). After that the screen stays dark
> until kdm starts. Everything else is working like a charm. After logging
> in to X I tried to change to a virtual console and noticed text mode
> won't work there either. Does anyone have an idea what I could do to get
> the text console back? I use it regularly. I tried using the vga=xxx
> option  as a boot parameter, but either I can't find the correct
> value for it, or that is not the solution to this problem.
You could compare the kernel configs. If they are *too* different then
does compiling say a 2.6.18 kernel with the same/similar configs work?
Don't forget to check that your /etc/apt/sources.lst entries point to
etch and not testing, otherwise you may end up with a broken system once
etch goes stable.