[Hardy] Unable to get to a virtual console.

Scott (angrykeyboarder) geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Fri Mar 28 17:00:30 UTC 2008

Peter Garrett spake thusly:

> On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 04:33:02 +0000 (UTC) "Scott (angrykeyboarder)"
> <geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com> wrote:
>> I'm not sure when this cropped up. I don't use them very often but it
>> seems to me that I have done so successfully at least once in the past
>> few weeks.
>> But when I attempted to do so today I was presented with a totally
>> blank screen in any of the first 6 consoles.
>> Switching back to 7 was unsuccessful and I had to reboot.  Went through
>> this process several times today.
>> Now it's only gotten sightly better in that I've been able to get back
>> to 7 (with X running as it was when I left). But the other consoles are
>> still worthless.
>> All that shows up in them is one character. It's a cursor that will
>> appear in a single random place (the location changes when you switch
>> to any given console) on the screen.
>> Has anyone else noticed this?
> See https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/201591

I had already searched Launchpad and came up empty.

I suppose that's because "atyfb regression - screen blank except for 
blinking cursor after fbcon vtswitch"

Is mostly gibberish to me. :)

And I've never entered anything like "fbcon vtswitch" (I don't think...).

I've never used an OS I didn't (dis)like.
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