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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

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.


/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.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

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