Debian :: Graphics Resolution In Tty1->tty6 - Doesn't Apply To The Terminal After The Computer Has Booted Up

Jun 23, 2010

I'm using squeeze. I wanted to know how you could determine from the command line in tty1 (or tty2 through tty6) what the resolution was that text was being displayed at. Is there a way? I know that in grub, you're supposed to be able to go to the command line and type vbeinfo. I tried this and got some information, but somehow I think it doesn't always apply to the terminal after the computer has booted up.

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What are the differences between "su -" in a GUI terminal and directly logging in as root in a text mode terminal (tty1-tty6)? Any environment, path or other functionality differences?

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Mar 30, 2010

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Aug 18, 2010

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Jul 29, 2010

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It is NOT grub, which I can set with kernel parameter vga=0 to do exactly what I want. Messages from grub are big letters but change to tiny ones at init ("press 'I' for interactive startup" and the beginning of the boot log). This is not an issue with the same display using FC10 and no vga= parameter. Is there a reason that the kernel parameter failed after grub? Can I specify console resolution?

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Jun 24, 2015

I installed a GIMP plugin (David's batch processor gimp) and a lot of packages got updated in the process.

The monitor resolution dropped significantly and going to applications -> system tools -> preferences -> settings -> display gives me the message 'could not get screen information' my webcam and microphone is not recognized anymore either ALT + TAB does not change between open windows. power off does not work. I have to shutdown the system using the command line.

The GUI has changed a lot as well. new color schemes (that I don't really like) file system manager has a completely new look too.

it is very strange. My GRUB screen is still in the old resolution. when the system boots up at some point the resolution changes to the lower resolution.

debian version
Code: Select allwim@debian7vaio15:~$ lsb_release -da
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:   Debian
Description:   Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (jessie)
Release:   8.1
Codename:   jessie


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Feb 21, 2010

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I've searched and found a workaround for grub2, but I'm using grub-legacy (and don't want to switch to grub-pc as it's over complicated IMO). Graphics hardware is AMD 780G/SB700 (using firmware in firmware-linux-nonfree).

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Feb 7, 2010

I bought an imac G3 yesterday and it has xubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake installed on it. When i turn it on, after it POSTs, a little xubuntu logo appears it it begins to load 'essential drivers' and mount the file system, etc. After it is done doing that, it simply prompts me into a CLI that on the top says "Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS ubuntu tty1". It asks for my username and password, and then it just keeps me in this tty1 terminal. I did some research online and supposedly by pressing alt+F7 you can exit the tty terminals and go back into GUI mode. Well pressing alt+F7 does nothing, and pressing alt+F1 through 6 just sends me into the different tty terminals.

I am very new to Linux so if someone could give me an idiot proof explanation on either how to fix it or whether im screwed and just need to reinstall xubuntu on here.

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Jun 30, 2010

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Dec 16, 2010

I just booted ubuntu from a disk that I burned to try and salvage some files off a hard drive with a failed boot sector (maybe. not sure what the problem is,). Anyway, I can see the files, and I have a large portable hard drive that I can use (a MyPassport 320gig, if I recall correctly). I'm having trouble accessing the drive, and I think it might be because there's something popping up in the task bar that I can't see. Unfortunately, I can't see the task bar! My screen's resolution is off, and I'm having trouble adjusting it. I browsed the various settings and I couldn't figure out any way to change it.

Is there anything I can do? EDIT: Oops! I didn't look into the Monitors options... how embarrassing.

EDIT2: Okay, looks like I can mess about with the resolutions, but all of them still deny me access to the full screen - still can't see the task bar.

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Apr 12, 2011

I was experimenting with new splash screens in the plymouth manager when my ubuntu stopped loading into the gnome desktop. Ive tried to search for some solutions over the internet but i cant seem to find any. and to top it all of, the server from which i used to get updates from seems to have stopped running.i need help in changing my server via the terminal and to help restore my gdm.

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Debian :: Terminal Command To Tell What Graphics Driver Is Being Used

Nov 18, 2010

What command can I enter to find out what graphics driver my laptop is using? (Ubuntu)

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Nov 3, 2010

I am on a Debian 5 server and there is no desktop environment installed.I use mysql client on localhost and it's very hard to read tables with the lowest screen resolution.Is there a way to change it? I saw a few times, BACKTRACK changes command line's screen resolution but I don't know how to it or is it possible on debian.

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After a reboot earlier today, my Ubuntu 10.10 box (which I set up earlier today) has started rebooting to tty1. But I can't type a username - nothing appears, although the system does respond to control-alt-delete, and reboots. I don't see anything obviously wrong in the setup when I boot using the live CD and mount my disk.

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Jan 8, 2011

I have an Asus 1005PE that I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 on. I've set up a hot key to mute/unmute by using the command

amixer sset Master toggle

For some reason it works fine if the computer is booted while not being muted, but if the computer is booted and is muted, the command will not unmute.

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Apr 29, 2011

I 've just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and I had a really hard time doing so. I have downloaded and burned the ISO, I restarted in order to install ubuntu and my computer booted from the disk drive, no problem so far.After I chose my language the purple screen with the option "Install Ubuntu" appeared and I highlighted the option and pressed "Enter". THEN, I got a black, empty screen while I was able to listen to my disk drive reading the disk.Everything was OK except for my screen.I thought there was a problem with the ISO or the disk itself. But, I 've tried different CDs and DVDs and I also downloaded the ISO several times. Unfortunately, I had always the same problem: disk drive working (making sound), screen-->BLACK-EMPTY. I was about to give up hope when I decided to turn on my desk lamp because it was getting dark. I was working on my last attempt and after I, once again, pressed "Enter" on the "Install Ubuntu" option I got the same dark screen as always but this time, because of the lamp, I saw that Ubuntu was actually being installed but the screen did not have any light. I managed to install it properly using my lamp to see what's going on on my screen but it's obvious that I can't possibly work that way. SO, how do I make my screen light come back so I can enjoy my new OS???

Note: My screen is working perfectly with windows so, it cannot be a hardware problem.

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Jun 13, 2010

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May 3, 2015

I'm now working to install Debian 8 on another computer since yesterday. Another Linux, and as always, endless list of problems.

- A computer that was freezing at every installation attempt (but never at the same moment) during installation when the Broacom cardbus adapter was connected (it's a chance that it is easy to remove and I found it quickly... and it is working once installation is finished)

- Turning to sleep mode after 15 seconds if I don't quickly try to login

- BOINC receive no work

- Tray icons are here but invisible - no icons, just gray space

- xserver-xorg-video-savage is installed, but I have resolution problems, and weird glittering horizontal lines when the computer is working (as on my other PC with the SiS video card).

On Debian 7.8, it was working fine for having the 1024x768 native resolution of this laptop screen.

But, with debian 8, the max resolution is now "800x600" and with this screen, there is no smooth effect : the image is a disaster.

Here is "lspci -nn" :

Code: Select all00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. P/KN266 Host Bridge [1106:3156]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP] [1106:b091]
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller [1217:6972]
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8026]
00:10.0 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 80)

[Code] ....

How to confirm that my Video card is included into xserver-xorg-video-savage package ? How do I know if the driver is loaded ? How to modify xorg confifugration files in this modern flavour of Linux in order to force adding the 1024x768 resolution ? I already succeed into /etc/default/grub and "update-grub" for the bootloader screen but I want it too in the desktop environment.

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Jul 1, 2014

I have 3 little pieces of hardware called Xcore.

They are very stripped down computers with minimal configuration : 1Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM, 1 SD Card (and usual USB/VGA ports).

Everything runs fine out of the box with Debian 7.2

Linux debian 3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.51-1 i586 GNU/Linux

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Jul 13, 2015

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This happened when OpenClonk changed my screen resolution and when i changed it back my screen blacked out (and me being the idiot save it).

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Apr 28, 2011

I upgraded to 11.04 today, and ever since the upgrade my speakers (and headphones; any audio device) emit a high-pitched shriek when connected to the computer. This only happens after I enter my password on the login screen, and only in Ubuntu. There's no problem when I boot Windows.

The sound is very high pitched and my speakers play no other generated sounds while emitting this static. Obviously, I'd like to be able to have sound and listen to my music, so this needs to be fixed.

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Jul 9, 2011

my wireless network doesnt recognize that any network is around. The broadcom STA driver will not install and it says "Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log" the jog file says

2011-07-09 21:21:33,921 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver
2011-07-09 21:21:33,987 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted


I'm on 11.04, im on a macbook 6,2 i7. The wifi worked when i booted from cd but now it doesnt work once i installed.

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Aug 5, 2011

I'm attempting to triple boot Windows 7, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu 11.04 on non-Mac hardware. Chameleon is my primary bootloader, which is supposed to chainboot into grub2, but all I get when I choose the Linux boot option is a black screen with blinking cursor. If I try to boot Ubuntu while holding shift, I get the word GRUB, followed by a space and a blinking cursor. grub2 is installed to the Ubuntu partition, and attempts to reinstall it there or to the MBR from a LiveCD result in errors. The MBR and GPT partition tables are synchronized. How do I go about making Ubuntu bootable, without breaking my other two operating systems (or at least leaving them recoverable)?

I built a new desktop computer.The goal was to triple boot the system with Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 11.04. This endeavor has been significantly more complicated than I originally expected, but with the of a forum-goer at, I've managed to get pretty far with a complex installation process. I've attempted to get Ubuntu running using two methods, neither of them achieving what I'm hoping. Both methods follow.

In the first method, I install Mac OS X using a specially designed install CD that boots into the Snow Leopard installation DVD. The disk is partitioned to have a FAT partition, followed by a Mac OS X journaled partition, ending in a second FAT partition. Mac OS is then installed to the second partition. The Windows boot CD is then used to format the first FAT partition as NTFS, which Windows 7 is then installed to.

As I'm sure you know, this installs Windows Boot Manager. Then I boot into OS X using the boot CD mentioned earlier, and install Chameleon, a bootloader specifically designed for Hackintosh systems, and (supposedly) capable of booting into all three operating systems I'm trying to work with. Finally, I divide and reformat the remaining FAT partition into an ext4 partition and a swap partition, and install Ubuntu to that ext4 partition, with the bootloader installed to the same partition. This will break the Windows bootloader, as now the MBR and GPT tables are no longer syncronized. Ubuntu is also unbootable; attempting to chainload into grub2 leaves me at a black screen with a blinking cursor. The former problem is solved by booting into a LiveCD and installing and running gptsync. Windows is now bootable, but Ubuntu remains in 'limbo'.

The second method I attempted is very similar, but deviates in the last few steps. After installing Windows, I instead install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, as I thought I might have fewer bootloader issues with that distribution (don't ask why; it was a lucky hunch).This breaks Windows Boot Manager, but this time grub2 throws me into the grub> prompt.I can boot into Ubuntu just fine using the set root/linux/initrd/boot commands, but my motherboard's Ethernet port is not detected by the OS, so I can't directly download and run gptsync. Once I do manage to run it, though, Windows is then also repaired.

Unfortunately, since I can't access the Internet, I can't do a distribution upgrade that way. Trying to upgrade from the recent release's LiveCD...well...doesn't upgrade, just overwrites. So I get the same black screen with blinking cursor problem. I've tried reinstalling grub2 through a LiveCD using grub-install both using the --root-directory flag and the chroot method.

System specifications:
Intel Core i7 (LGA1155)


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Sep 15, 2010

I am running Debian Lenny and just upgraded via "apt-get upgrade" yesterday and all appears to be fine, except I noticed that when I ping something from a terminal window, it only displays successful pings and does not show the failed ones. When the pings fail, I have to "Ctrl-C" to see the results and cannot see them in real-time. It's not a huge problem, but I'd still like to be able to see immediate results even when pings fail.

Example is below:

(Username and host name changed to protect the innocent; or due to being overly paranoid, whichever).

Failed -

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