Re: kernel upgrade, no console
From: Justin Guerin (jguerin_at_cso.atmel.com)
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 16:27:41 -0700 To: debian users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Friday 11 November 2005 05:54, Matt Price wrote:
> recently compiled a new kernel (2.6.14, with suspend2 patches applied)
> & found that
> a) on boot the screen stayed blank until gdm started up, and
> b) once the system was up pressing ctrl-alt-f1 gave a wierd mash of
> colors, so that the console is unusable (or almost -- once or twice
> I've been able to switch into console and issue a couple of blind
> commands, like "/etc/init.d/gdm restart").
> I was able to fix the former by removing the "vga=" option from the
> kernel line in my grub entry, but the latter remains broken. I
> assume this has something to do with the framebuffer (maybe?), but I
> have e.g. VESA and VGA support compiled into the kernel (not modules
> as I have no initrd on this system -- wasn't working with suspend2,
> doubtless b/c of my incompetence). Not sure if I'm missing some other
> crucial factor.
> Anyone who can tell me where to look in my .config?
What's the status of CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE? If it's a module, what
happens when you load the fbcon module?
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