- Nvidia drivers on mainpc had to be upgraded and recompiled.
- Radeon on serverpc had some firmware for Realtek missing:
Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fwthus there was no video in raw console as well.
However, dealing with them both was pretty easy:
1: Nvidia drivers.
Log in to Console (ALT+CTRL+F1)
$ sudo service gdm3 stop
$ links ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/choose the latest ones and download. ALT+F - for links menu.
$ sudo nvidia-uninstallfollow the wizards prompts
$ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
$ sudo apt-get install gcc g++ linux-headers-`uname -r`
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
$ sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.30.runsubstitute the version, of course. Follow the prompts and you're done. Reboot if you wish to
$ sudo reboot
2: Realtek/Radeon firmware.
In GRUB menu chose any working previous version of kernel to boot.
Get the required packages:
$ sudo apt-get install realtek-firmware firmware-linux-nonfreeUpdate your new kernel:
$ sudo update-initramfs -k 2.6.37-<your architecture> -uAnd thats it =)
Reboot to your 2.6.37 kernel. All this, I presume, is due to implementation of a mechanism to detect screen resolution and set it for console. Meaning: console has default resolution of 1248x1024 for me. Nice and clean.