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Old 11-27-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up debian:switch to tty1, no text, no prompt, only black

Hey, Guys. This is my first question in this forum. I am a newbie of Linux. I am using debian for one month.
Yesterday Evening, I install a software called zgv which used to view image. After run it in tty1, the resolution changed. and i remove the zgv.
Today, when i start debian. before log in gnome. i can swtich to tty1 well by ctrl + atl + f1. But after i log in gnome. when i use ctrl+atl+f1, the screen is black without nothing(text, prompt).
At first, i think maybe the tty is broken.But When I tried these action:
 #type  root password
then the system shutdown.
so the tty is working well, but i can't seen.
please help me make my tty display well.
Old 11-27-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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can you please post how you are initializing the tyy's?
you find it on /etc/inittab

it should be something like this:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thank you OK Now.


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