no bootsplash/console with gutsy on a hp/compaq 6715s
jonas at freesources.org
Thu Nov 1 00:03:48 UTC 2007
I just installed ubuntu gutsy on a hp/compaq 6715s laptop. i used the
alternative cd, as the graphical installer didn't work. After
installation the bootscreen was simply black, and i needed to change to
tty1 manually to see a login prompt at the end of the bootprocess.
the Xserver didn't work either. I had to install the fglrx drivers and
run some configuration script which updated /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Afterwards gdm started without any issues, but after a restart the
virtual console was broken instead.
and that's my current situation:
soon after grub in the boot process everything on the screen disappears,
and i see a black screen until gdm starts the Xserver.
if i try to change to a virtual console like tty1 afterwards, i just see
a black screen, exactly like during boot process.
i already tried to use vga=785 in /boot/grub/menu.lst and set resolution
to 600x480 in /etc/usplash.conf.
i didn't try to turn of usplash completely yet, but as the console is
even unaccessible after boot i cannot believe that this is a usplash
is this a known issue with the 6715s, and do you know a fix for it?
maybe it's some problem with framebuffer mode and the proprietary
ati x driver?
i remember that proprietary nvidia x drivers don't work with the
nvidiafb kernel driver. maybe similar issues exist for the ati fglrx
please cc me, as i'm not subscribed to the list.
thanks in advance,
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