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#1 2018-03-08 19:47:01

daneel971
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Registered: 2008-03-28
Posts: 182

virtual console with white background and pale text at boot

I don't remember when this started... right now I have a fully updated system with both "regular" and LTS kernel, open source radeon driver and early KMS enabled.
When the PC boots, I see this:

IMG_20180308_200213.jpg

it starts normally (white text, black background)
after a few seconds,

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the screen has a white background with grey text, almost unreadable.
Switching from VT7 (where I run the graphic desktop) to other VT, gives me this:

IMG_20180308_200033.jpg

The boot log and X.org log don't show any errors. Does someone have a clue?

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#2 2018-03-08 20:11:15

loqs
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Registered: 2014-03-06
Posts: 5,816

Re: virtual console with white background and pale text at boot

daneel971 wrote:

I don't remember when this started... right now I have a fully updated system with both "regular" and LTS kernel, open source radeon driver and early KMS enabled.

What about older kernels or without early KMS or with modesetting disabled?

daneel971 wrote:

The boot log and X.org log don't show any errors.

Why have you not posted their contents anyway?

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#3 2018-03-08 20:41:45

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 8,155

Re: virtual console with white background and pale text at boot

does "setterm -background black -foreground white" change anything?

Edit: or rather "setterm -background default -foreground default"

Last edited by seth (2018-03-08 20:42:11)

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#4 2018-03-08 21:22:30

Trilby
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Registered: 2011-11-29
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Re: virtual console with white background and pale text at boot

Setterm doesn't do anything for me, but you could try this as an alternative:

printf '\e]P0000000\e]PFFFFFFF'; clear

"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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