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Re: [opensuse] Systemd kills text terminals
On 2013-06-12 03:42 (GMT+0200) Carlos E. R. composed:

On 2013-06-12 03:13, Felix Miata wrote:

On 2013-06-12 02:52 (GMT+0200) Carlos E. R. composed:

I use this on grub kernel line:

showopts vga=0x31a plymouth.enable=0 splash=verbose console=tty1
loglevel=3

I've not encountered console=tty1 before. Why is it there? (I still
have X on tty7.)

I don't really know - just that it works O:-)

I tried several combinations. Someone suggested that. I get the bootup
messages, with green for success, red for failed services, similar to
what systemv displayed on boot. Once I got those messages in tty 5, so
perhaps that "console=tty1" is to tell it where to print.

But the graphical tty1 with background image after the tty1 is lost, i
liked it.

Initial openSUSE releases using systemd were putting X on tty1. Maybe console=tty1 is an obsolete workaround found prior to restoration of X to tty7. Some other distros are still putting X on tty1 if booting directly to X, but on tty7 if loading X after logging in on a tty, musical chairs systemd style. :-p

Are you using a proprietary video driver or a video chip that
otherwise lacks KMS support?

NVidia and nouveau, not the proprietary driver.

With FOSS drivers for Intel, AMD & NVidia chips, your vga= gets
discarded after the initial seconds of boot messages, if not
sooner. Its replacement for KMS supported drivers is video=.

A dot after the equal? I'll try that. I think that the upgrade process
left that vga one from the previous system.

That . was end of sentence. Completion of video= with a supported video mode was implied, e.g. video=1400x1050@75 or video=1600x900. I use it always, because its the easy way to get bigger text on the ttys than what results from using KMS-determined preferred/native video mode matching that used for Xorg. Most of mine are set to video=1152x864. YaST still doesn't know how to do it itself except to parrot it if you've supplied it via custom kernel options.

cf. https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=675793

/proc/cmdline here typically looks as follows:
root=/dev/md2 ipv4only=1 noresume splash=verbose video=1152x864 vga=794 3

As I taboo Plymouth at install time, I don't worry about it getting installed by accident and trying to prettify my boot messages with spindly fonts and low contrast colors.
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