I installed using the ubuntu 11.04 mini cd a command line only version of ubuntu. When the machine boots, I see all the bios screens, but when it boots in to ubuntu the screen goes black. The monitor light is green, but pressing keys, etc. I can not see anything.
For the heck of it I tried pressing alt-f2 and that worked! I can see the normal ubuntu cli login prompt.
So, what is alt-f2 doing to bring video back and how can I have it boot up that way to begin with?
For reference, this is an ibm eserver 8676-41X machine.