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

Ben Edwards funkytwig at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 08:53:43 UTC 2007

On 19/01/07, Kevin C. Smith <kevin at linuxsmith.com> wrote:
> >> >> 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
> reboot
> The following link may help.
> http://linuxsmith.com/home/?page_id=11

Thanks everybody.  I have sorted it out.  I did

apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg
apt-get install xserver-xorg

This seems to configure X without asking me any questions, it just works!

I then ended up restarting my PC, trying to just restart X did not
work for some reason.


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