[Bug 129910] Re: Blank ttys when using vesafb (vga=xxx)

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Mon Nov 10 17:41:07 UTC 2008

My solution under Intrepid:

modified /boot/grub/menu.lst
added vga=0x0323 to defoptions 

modified /etc/usplash.conf:
xres=1024  was: 1440
yres=768    was: 900

Note: vga=0x0365 did not work even though my default display is
1440x900.  During reboot this produced a screen of vga mode options for
me to choose from, and an option to scan.   I selected "scan" and the
result did not offer any modes in the 1440x900 resolution.  I ended up
selecting the best 1024x768 mode available.

I did not need to mess with modules vga16fb and vesafb in any manner.

I am wondering if during the installation of Intrepid, the system was
unable to properly detect my resolution and so excluded the vga line
from the menu.lst file?  Just a guess...probably wrong though.  Based
off of what I observed today, I can't help but think that this bug has a
hook into the default display resolution and the ATI fglrx driver.

For the moment my TTYs are working.

Blank ttys when using vesafb (vga=xxx)
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