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graphical console problem


I am running Debian on my laptop and after an upgrade, it tries to enter
in "graphical console mode".

On boot I get:

sisfb: Using MMIO qeue mode

the screen goes blank and it enters in graphic mode (with the penguin on
the screen), but it's all fuzzy.  I can't use the text consoles
(Ctrl+Alt+F1, etc.) either.  It works, but I can't see anything on the

Here is what comes after the above line in dmesg:

sisfb: Using MMIO queue mode
sisfb: Detected SiS301LV video bridge
sisfb: Detected LCD PDC 0x03 (for LCD=CRT2)
sisfb: Detected LCD PDC1 0x06 (for LCD=CRT1)
sisfb: Mode is 800x600x8 (60Hz)
sisfb: Initial vbflags 0x4000022
sisfb: Added MTRRs
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
sisfb: Installed SISFB_GET_INFO ioctl (80046ef8)
sisfb: Installed SISFB_GET_VBRSTATUS ioctl (80046ef9)
sisfb: 2D acceleration is enabled, scrolling mode ypan (auto-max)
fb0: SiS 65x frame buffer device, Version 1.6.32
sisfb: (C) 2001-2004 Thomas Winischhofer.
tridentfb: Trident framebuffer 0.7.5 initializing
vesafb: abort, cannot reserve video memory at 0xd0000000
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd0000000, mapped to 0xd0876000, size 600k
vesafb: mode is 640x480x8, linelength=640, pages=24
vesafb: protected mode interface info at cbb9:0000
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
fb1: VESA VGA frame buffer device
vga16fb: itializing
vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
fb2: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 8250

I tried "vga=ask" in lilo.conf and all the possibilitied from the list,
taking off the line "vga=.." from it, but nothing works.

How can I fix it or just go back to plain text console?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Best to all,


P.S.: if this e-mail has been posted in duplicate, please accept my
appologies...  I sent this e-mail before but it didn't seem to work.

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