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Old 12-15-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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tty console switching problem

Ever since I first installed 10.2 (this time around) I have not been able to exit X to a cmd prompt or use ctrl+alt+f1-f12 to switch consoles. When I exit X I get a blank screen (if I try to type startx, nothing happens). If I hit anything but ctrl+alt+f6, I get a blank screen, no text or X consoles. If I hit ctrl+alt+f6, I get tty6, but all the text is messed up (readable, but its a full line of text with a repeat of that same line below it and cut in half??). I have the console text mode set to just text, but still same thing. I have gone through video card redetection too, same problem. I've had an install or 4 before this on the same machine and never had this problem. Any ideas??
Old 12-15-2005, 10:59 PM   #2
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Do consoles come up normally if you disable or do not start X? (in other words, run in a console-only mode)
Old 12-16-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
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I switched to run lvl 3 and the font/tty was OK upon bootup/login. X started OK, but once in X, same problem as before. Full text chars with half chars directly under each char, Or nothing on the screen at all when trying ctrl+alt+f1-f12. BTW, Im using vesa drivers.


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