A weird framebuffer thing in Gutsy

I forgot to mention that before I installed Arch, I kicked my Feisty installation up to Gutsy, and everything was working without a hitch. The only exception to that is the loss of my console resolution. I normally tack vga=791 on to my kernel boot line so I can get a proper tty display dimension (I have a 1600×1200 screen, and the default dimensions create enormous letters :| ).

With Gutsy in place, my console screens went black — by that I mean powered up, but showing nothing. I could still log in and start X (blind, of course), and so I didn’t think much of the issue. Strange to me that a dist-upgrade would affect, of all things, the console output. Hmm.

About these ads

4 Responses to “A weird framebuffer thing in Gutsy”

  1. 1 Alan Doyle 2007/08/22 at 5:34 PM

    FYI. It’s not just a dist-upgrade issue. I’ve done a clean install from the Tribe 4 Alternative CD on my Toshiba Portege 4000 ( PIII 750 / 256Mb ) and setting vga=791 gives me a blank screen until gdm starts up.

  2. 2 Aren Olson 2007/09/13 at 9:40 AM

    You can fix this by adding fbcon to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules. Here’s the bug report on it in launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.22/+bug/135613

  3. 3 K.Mandla 2007/09/13 at 10:06 AM

    Aha! Thanks! I’m going to fix that right now.

  1. 1 Ubuntu and the dead black screen « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2009/03/13 at 9:23 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Visit the Wiki!

Some recent desktops

May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF

May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games

Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts.

Join 405 other followers


This work is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Please see the About page for details.

Blog Stats

  • 3,959,627 hits



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 405 other followers

%d bloggers like this: