|05-05-10, 06:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
[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:
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. )
Don't use the link I posted above use these instructions:
Splash and console are now both working fine at 1440x900
Last edited by danteuk; 05-05-10 at 06:45 AM. Reason: SOLVED