I have no consoles (Ctrl+Alt+F1 does nothing) ;(

Kevin C. Smith kevin at linuxsmith.com
Fri Jan 19 17:41:29 UTC 2007

>> >> Its a Dell Insperon 2650 laptop using its internal keyboard.

Common issues with some laptops. Try disabling usplash.

$ sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Find this entry “# nonaltoptions=quiet splash” and edit it by removing
“splash”. You should have “# nonaltoptions=quiet” now and save.
$ sudo update-grub

The following link may help.

Kevin C. Smith

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