Re: debian/testing systems stopped to boot after upgrade between 20.02 and 22.02
On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:23:51 +0100 Sjoerd Hardeman
<firstname.lastname@example.org> shared this with us all:
>> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:48:31 +0100 wzab <email@example.com> shared
>> this with us all:
>>> I have two different debian/testing systems. The common feature is
>>> the Intel graphics chipset.
>>> Both of them stopped to boot after upgrade which I performed between
>>> 20.02 and 22.02 (the last successful boot log is from the 20.02).
>>> After this time the screen gets black during boot and machine
>>> doesn't respond any more.
>>> What's interesting - on one machine the 2.6.32 kernel boots
>>> correctly, but the 18.104.22.168 doesn't (I attach configuration of both
>>> It seems, that the problem may be associated with the changes to
>>> xorg server?
>No, else it would not be blank during boot
>> My problem, or what I thought was a problem, as well. I have posted
>> about it here but I think this may be the new way that Debian wants
>> users to get to the login prompt?
>> The screen remains blank, but the machine is actually working, and
>> though you can see nothing it will take you to the login prompt. Just
>> watch the flickering light on the computer, when it stops I do this:
>> * type in the user name - then password, waiting a moment between
>> because I often type it too quickly before the login has registered
>> the user name and switched to password
>> * then type in startx
>> * You'll see your whole screen go from completely black without
>> anything to a shade of dark grey without anything, and then, in my
>> case at least, my ~/.xsession script cuts in, and xstarts
>This sound like a wrong video mode for the console. Disable all splash
>screens, and remove lines like "vga=xxx", "vesafb=xxx" from the kernel
>options and modesetting lines from /etc/default/grub.conf, then
>rebuild and reinstall grub. This should give you a plain 80x25
>character console. When this works you can try to enable the higher
>resolution video modes again.
>That x still works is because x uses different video settings.
Thank you Sjoerd,
That did the trick removing <vga=788> Your help is much appreciated.
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