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Old 08-12-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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I only have a gui


Hi,

I have no consoles, and no verbose mode during shutdown.

clt alt f1 gives me a scrambled picture, like a really badly scrambled picture, its just blocks of color. f2, f3, f4, f5, f6 gives me just a black screen.

clt alt f8&f9 just give me black screen, and the rest just give a black screen with green blocks scattered around.

I can only use f7 gui and konsole which, as you can imagine, really sucks.

Can anyone please help me?

I have suse 9.3 w/kde and a toshiba Qosmio f10-g10 notebook.

Many thanks
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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it sounds liek the standard vesa framebuffer driver isn't at all happy. if you edit your /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/lilo.conf (depending on which bootloader you use) and remove the reference that should be there that says "vga=789" or such like, then reboot (run "lilo" as root if you use lilo) then you'll load up without a framebuffer, so the consoles should work fine. you might also want to experiment with different values for the framebuffer resolution to see if that gets you a working framebuffer console.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 03:25 PM   #3
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Hi

Thanks acid for the reply I guess I should mention which boot loader (lilo) I use.
Also this box has a nvidia GeForce gpu and has the nvidia driver installed downloaded and installed through yast. I have 3d and the whole nine so I don't think it is a vesa driver.

Do you happen to know the x and y for this screen? and could I just measure it?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 04:50 PM   #4
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Hi

Thanks acid for the reply I guess I should mention which boot loader (lilo) I use.
Also this box has a nvidia GeForce gpu and has the nvidia driver installed downloaded and installed through yast. I have 3d and the whole nine so I don't think it is a vesa driver.

Do you happen to know the x and y for this screen? and could I just measure it?
No, not your nvidia driver, the vesa framebuffer driver used only for the console. Edit /etc/lilo.conf and change anything that's like vga=788 (or any other number) to vga=normal then run /sbin/lilo (as root)
 
  


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