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Old 05-05-10, 06:12 AM   #1
danteuk
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Default [SOLVED]Kubuntu 10.4 + Nvidia 195.36 - No console screen

SOLVED--See bottom of this post.
After a bit of a struggle I got the current driver installed.
I get the Nvidia splash screen, the composite effects all work perfectly.

That left the problem of the ugly low res 8bit kubuntu slashscreen on booting.
I think the console was also very low res or not working too( not sure now )

To fix the low res boot slash I followed these instructions that seemed to work nicely:
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/03/how-t...th-nvidia.html

So now my kubuntu splash/loading screen is fine and my KDE+composite is fine but...

Now I see that the console ( Ctrl+Alt+F1 / F2 etc ) is not visible.

I tried various resolutions in /etc/default/grub, my native one (1440x900) didn't work at all, 1280x800 was okay for splash screen but console view was only showing about two lines.
1024x768 I see nothing on the console screen.
logging in blind to the console and issuing commands works(so I know the console is working) but I can't see anything!

This is a Dell laptop.
Everything else is working fine ( including Wifi ) I'm posting from the machine now.

Anyone know of any solutions to this problem ?


NOTE: I needed the console last night to try and kill the flash plugin that managed to completely lockup my desktop! ( not sure if it was the flash plugin but I was streaming a video in the browser at the time, not really doing anything else so the flash is the most likely course. )

[SOLVED]
Don't use the link I posted above use these instructions:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-t...4-140810.shtml

Splash and console are now both working fine at 1440x900

Last edited by danteuk; 05-05-10 at 06:45 AM. Reason: SOLVED
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