I installed 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. The screen is black.
I tried pressing alt-f2 and the screen is restored. I can see the normal Ubuntu cli login prompt.
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.