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Old 03-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #16
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I'm having another go at my X11 xorg.conf file to see if I can improve the quad display setup and also solve the problem.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 07:45 AM   #17
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I am beginning to think that this is something to do with the 780a chipset not being a favourite of Linux. I tried the newest beta driver and a different xorg.config file and it suffers the same problem.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 11:46 AM   #18
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I'm having another go at my X11 xorg.conf file to see if I can improve the quad display setup and also solve the problem.
FYI, the xorg.conf file has no direct impact on the use of the console framebuffer that I am aware of. If anyone knows differently, please correct me...

I think that if you reconfigure your system to use a text-only console, you will be able to see your TTY1 console once again.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 11:55 AM   #19
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It's a long shot, but please try booting your kernel with
vga=normal
appended to the kernel boot line.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 12:14 PM   #20
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It's a long shot, but please try booting your kernel with
vga=normal
appended to the kernel boot line.
Yep, that's the same suggestion I made a few posts ago, when I suggested he look here. I don't think he's tried this yet...
 
Old 03-16-2009, 03:08 PM   #21
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Yep, that's the same suggestion I made a few posts ago, when I suggested he look here. I don't think he's tried this yet...
That didn't work, same problem. I thought I had said that already, sorry.
 
  


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