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Old 01-10-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question Can't bring up console

Ubuntu Dapper Drake, Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop, let me know what else you need to know.

Since I've installed Ubuntu, I can't bring up the console. I boot directly into X, everything works fine, etc. But I cannot press ctrl-alt-F1 and get to the first console. I get a big black screen with no text.

I initially thought that there was something configured wrong, but I've NEVER seen a distro that didn't have at least one tty running in the background. I'm starting to think its a graphics / resolution / switching issue instead, but am unsure about how to prove this.

The relevant line in my inittab currently looks like this:

1:12345: respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1

I have all the rest of the terminals currently commented out. My default runlevel is set to 5.

Any ideas?
Old 01-10-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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and now, its fixed.

I upgraded to Edgy (6.10 I believe?) and now the console works. Go figure.


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