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Old 07-10-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
zvetro
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Command line is all white and letters are backwards


Hello, I've been trying to install Ubuntu Server on this old Compaq computer, and this is my third clean install I've tried with it and I cannot get the command line to stop looking like this:

http://imgur.com/iqGdIR9

It's all white, the letters that do show are only partially there, and they're flipped. I don't know what I'm doing wrong if I am. Could it have to do with the resolution?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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Were you able to run the Ubuntu live CD? If so, try booting to it and running the command lspci in a terminal.

Inspect the output to determine the video card (display adapter). Post the output here, as it should help in troubleshooting this.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:47 PM   #3
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Were you able to run the Ubuntu live CD? If so, try booting to it and running the command lspci in a terminal.

Inspect the output to determine the video card (display adapter). Post the output here, as it should help in troubleshooting this.
When I try to run lspci, I receive the error "Could not find kernel image: lspci".
 
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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The background and text colors should be easily changeable in settings, as is the font. I don't do Ubuntu, but I think you should be able to right-click in the terminal and get a menu from which you can access the preferences and change those.
 
  


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