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Old 05-21-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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tty1-tty6 black screen with 2.6.6


Couple of days ago I compiled myself a cool new 2.6.6 and replaced my previous 2.4.18-bf24 kernel. Apart from confronting and successfully solving some minor issues, I am quite happy with it - runs faster, makes my PC look as if hardware upgraded.

To the point - a feature I use a lot is now gone. During boot, I get all the usual messages, but once in KDE(tty7), I cannot switch to other consoles (CTRL+ALT+F1, F2..F6). When I try this, the screen goes completely black (as if BLANK SCREEN screensaver is on).

Things to note:
- Debian Sid
- P3-1GHz box with 512 RAM
- KDE 3.2.2
- ATI AIW Rage 128 Pro with no drivers installed - vesa works just fine for me
- framebuffer enabled in kernel
- vga=normal in lilo.conf
- normal messages on screen during boot
- Googled linux forums for the past two nights to no avail

Could anyone help me with this? I would like to keep the 2.6.6. However, if I fail to find a solution, I would have no choice but to go down to 2.4.26 as I know it works like a Maybach on my laptop.

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Old 05-21-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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