Feisty reboot invisible??

fsj fsjster at gmail.com
Sun May 6 18:23:32 BST 2007

On Sunday 06 May 2007 17:55:07 Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> I just installed Feisty, replacing Dapper. When I boot the system, the
> screen goes completely blank and remains that way until the signon screen
> comes up. My  kernel line in menu.lst looks like this:
> kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic
> root=UUID=b753f44f-ae42-4cc3-9c36-dbadd8fd5bfb ro quiet splash
> I've tried taking the "quiet" off, but that doesn't seem to do anything.
> The problem with this is that there's no way to tell that the boot is
> progressing or if the machine is hung.
> Can anyone suggest how to get *SOME* feedback during boot?
> tia
> ---Michael

Replace the "splash" with "vga=795". That will show boot messages on the 
screen using the framebuffer device. The resolutions are:

    786 -  640x480
    789 -  800x600
    792 - 1024x768
    795 - 1280x1024
    799 - 1600x1200

so vga=795 gives me a nice 1280x1024 text on my 1680x1050 monitor. 

Personally I like seeing every message so I also remove the "quiet" command.

Hope that helps.



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