Debian - blank screen after booting.
nebajoth at gmail.com
Tue May 11 18:15:26 EDT 2010
Haha, I thought I'd bricked mine. Turns out I'm just faced with this
On 05/11/2010 05:01 PM, Phil Endecott wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I've just tried to install Debian per the instructions at
> http://pyneo.org/howto/debian/nano.html , using the debian-lenny-mini
> After flashing, which seemed to go OK, I wasn't sure how I was expected
> to reboot. I pushed the power button and re-plugged USB in various
> combinations but couldn't get anything to happen. Eventually I removed
> the battery; when I re-inserted it, it powered up with the display
> backlight on, but nothing displayed.
> Eventually I was surprised to discover (via the USB network) that the
> Debian installation is running i.e. I can ssh in. I then found that I
> can get a console by pressing ctrl-alt-f2. ctrl-alt-f1 goes back to the
> blank screen.
> Checking /etc/inittab shows that runlevel 2 has a terminal only on vt2,
> and indeed it does seem to be in runlevel 2.
> Is this the expected behaviour? If so, it's not a great "out of box
> experience", as they say. If not, what have I done to get in this state?
> Thanks to everyone who helped to get it this far.
> Regards, Phil.
> discussion mailing list
> discussion at lists.qi-hardware.com
More information about the discussion