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#1 2013-04-26 17:11:35

WyoPBS
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[SOLVED] Lost my text console

After the last full upgrade yesterday, something odd has happened to my console.  I don't use any kind of gdm; I boot (with nomdeset) to a text-only console and then run startx if/when I'm ready for GUI stuff.  When I want a larger, full-screen font or just avoid the clutter of a desktop, I'll ctrl-alt-F{x} to a non-GUI console.  When I'm ready to reboot, I quit out of fluxbox and do so.

All of a sudden, once I start xorg the text consoles are gone.  ctrl-alt-F1 takes me to a blank screen; if I exit out of xorg entirely there are no visible consoles anywhere and I have to blindly ctrl-alt-del to reboot.  It's not a crippling problem -- I can do whatever I want through xterm -- but it's annoying.

graphics card is an onboard Radeon 6530; using the arch implementation of the catalyst driver (catalyst-hook).  Has anyone else seen this happen?

Last edited by WyoPBS (2013-04-28 15:59:56)


Peter B. Steiger
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#2 2013-04-28 16:00:30

WyoPBS
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From: Cheyenne, WY
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Re: [SOLVED] Lost my text console

Ah, found the answer over in the Catalyst thread of the bar&grill forum:

I got workaround from one of the bug reports in the unofficial site :  just pass vga=... (say vga=792 ) to kernel from grub
This fixed it for me


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