Subject: Re: How to recover from blank screen on sparc64



On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:39:44AM -0400, Tom Demler wrote:
> It's probably the same situation that occurred when I tried to do
> the install from the cdrom: it appeared to boot from the cdrom but then the
> screen went black. That's what's happening now. The problem during install
> seemed to be resolved but after installing packages for a desktop the
> problem is back.

Are you seeing any error messages on the serial console?

Have you checked /var/log/Xorg.0.log?

> I used the serial console and aptitude to install some hardware discovery
> utilities. Running hwinfo --gfxcard shows the graphics card to be "Sun
> Microsystems Sun|Turbo GX Plus (cgsix)". Config status is "cfg=new,
> avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown"

There seems to be related discussion [1].

Adrian

> [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/1999/02/msg00055.html

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