Re: No console from X
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 08:28:42PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 20:26:50 -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
> > On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 07:19:49PM -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
> > >
> > > Hey, neither can I. I've got pretty much the same symptoms.
> > > I'll be grateful for any eyeballs/suggestions.
> > I'm running a recent Toshiba laptop. The black screen chvt 1
> > problem hits when I use an external monitor.
> > With the built-in monitor the switching occurs just fine.
> Does the laptop have Fn keys for changing the display brightness and
> turning the external output on/off? Do they make any difference for the
> blank screen?
These keys don't work under my current kernel version/drivers.
I haven't visited this issue lately. It would be great to
get them working (along with suspend and the wifi driver
FWIW it's a Toshiba L305D-S5890.
I get an external monitor to work by booting with the cable
plugged into my RGB connector.
> You could try "modprobe -v radeonfb". (As far as I can tell, this module
> does not support your card, so this is a rather long shot.)
I do get a result from that.
$ sudo modprobe -v radeonfb
lsmod | grep radeon
radeonfb 91680 0
fb_ddc 2080 1 radeonfb
i2c_algo_bit 5188 1 radeonfb
i2c_core 19828 4 radeonfb,fb_ddc,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_piix4
Does this mean I am changing video drivers on the fly?
> Did you ever try using the "radeonhd" driver for xorg?
No, not yet. Would that be using 'dbkg-reconfigure xserver-org' ??
> Other than that, some of the more general suggestions that I just posted
> in response to Ed's last mail might be worth trying (e.g. vesa driver,
> newer kernel from backports).
Thanks for your suggestions!
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