Gutsy Gibbon poses problems unknown to Feisty Fawn

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at
Sun Nov 4 13:03:53 UTC 2007

Am Sun, 4 Nov 2007 09:52:37 -0200
schrieb Felipe Figueiredo <philsf79 at>:

> A Saturday 03 November 2007 21:09:07, Gerald Dachs escreveu:
> > Am Sat, 03 Nov 2007 20:59:31 +0100
> > schrieb Alain Muls <alain.muls at>:
> > 
> > > Hi
> > > 
> > > I upgraded to Gutsy but I have some problems:
> > > - my vt can no longer be sat to vga=791. If I do that, there is
> > > no display until gdm gets its X-display. If I want to switch to
> > > vtx using Ctrl-ALt-x, than I have a blinking cursor in the upper
> > > left screen and no login displayed
> > 
> > Yes, I noticed it too, it seems framebuffer support is broken.
> > Maybe it is chipset specific, mine is a Intel 845G.
> I confirm the same problem with a nvidia 7300.

So it is not chip set specific. I have no time to dig deeper into it,
but I think that the frame buffer modules didn't make it into the
initrd, or there is no udev rule for loading them. Assuming that
udev is used inside the initrd for loading modules. I don't know
whether it could work to load the frame buffer modules manually and
then update the initrd. In other distributions I know, the currently
loaded modules are copied into the initrd. Anyone who want to give
this a try?


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