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    Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    Hi all. I am running Linux Mint 15 x64, on an Asus P5LD2/VM motherboard (integrated Intel GPU), and when I boot up AND when I enter virtual console (CTRL+ALT+F1, F2 etc) I see TINY, squashed text:

    tinyviglentext.jpg

    I've tried various GRUB lines to no avail - if anyone could help, I'd appreciate it massively, and thank you


    Current /etc/default/grub:

    Code:
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=20
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    
    # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
    # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
    # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
    #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
    
    
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    
    
    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x16
    GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    
    
    # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
    #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
    
    
    # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
    #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
    
    
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

    lshw, lspci & dmidecode output:

    Code:
    user
        description: Computer
        width: 64 bits
        capabilities: vsyscall32
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           physical id: 0
         *-memory
              description: System memory
              physical id: 0
              size: 3128MiB
         *-cpu
              product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 1
              bus info: cpu@0
              width: 64 bits
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx x86-64 constant_tsc pebs bts nopl pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl tm2 cid cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
              resources: irq:0
            *-display
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 memory:cfe00000-cfe7ffff ioport:8800(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:cfe80000-cfebffff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Audio device
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1b
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                 resources: irq:41 memory:cfef8000-cfefbfff
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:c8000000-c81fffff ioport:c8200000(size=2097152)
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:17 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:cff00000-cfffffff ioport:c8400000(size=2097152)
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                    vendor: Intel Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 00
                    serial: 00:18:f3:85:ed:29
                    capacity: 1Gbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.1.4-k firmware=0.5-7 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
                    resources: irq:40 memory:cffe0000-cfffffff ioport:d800(size=32)
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:20 ioport:9000(size=32)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:17 ioport:9400(size=32)
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:9800(size=32)
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:a000(size=32)
            *-usb:4
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.7
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
                 resources: irq:20 memory:cfeffc00-cfefffff
            *-pci:2
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: e1
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
                 resources: ioport:c000(size=4096)
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
                 resources: irq:0
            *-ide:0
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16)
            *-ide:1
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode]
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:17 ioport:b800(size=8) ioport:b400(size=4) ioport:b000(size=8) ioport:a800(size=4) ioport:a400(size=16)
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:400(size=32)
         *-scsi
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD reader
                 product: CD-RW  CRX850E
                 vendor: SONY
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/cdrw
                 logical name: /dev/dvd
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 5YK3
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           bus info: usb@1:5.1.1
           logical name: wlan1
           serial: 7c:dd:90:41:43:d7
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=3.8.0-19-generic firmware=0.29 ip=192.168.1.62 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1c4f:0002 SiGma Micro Keyboard TRACER Gamma Ivory
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 05e3:1205 Genesys Logic, Inc. Afilias Optical Mouse H3003 / Trust Optical USB MultiColour Mouse MI-2330
    # dmidecode 2.11
    SMBIOS 2.4 present.
    66 structures occupying 2298 bytes.
    Table at 0x000F04E0.
    
    
    Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
    BIOS Information
        Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
        Version: 1401   
        Release Date: 06/01/2007
        Address: 0xF0000
        Runtime Size: 64 kB
        ROM Size: 512 kB
        Characteristics:
            ISA is supported
            PCI is supported
            PNP is supported
            APM is supported
            BIOS is upgradeable
            BIOS shadowing is allowed
            ESCD support is available
            Boot from CD is supported
            Selectable boot is supported
            BIOS ROM is socketed
            EDD is supported
            5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
            8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
            Serial services are supported (int 14h)
            Printer services are supported (int 17h)
            CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
            ACPI is supported
            USB legacy is supported
            LS-120 boot is supported
            ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
            BIOS boot specification is supported
            Targeted content distribution is supported
        BIOS Revision: 8.10
    
    
    Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
    System Information
        Manufacturer: Viglen
        Product Name: VIG580S
        Version: 00:18:F3:85:ED:29
        Serial Number: 1878573
        UUID: 6CD8B5A1-74FE-D511-9358-A8202BC03CAD
        Wake-up Type: Power Switch
        SKU Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        Family: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    
    
    Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
    Base Board Information
        Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
        Product Name: P5LD2-VM
        Version: Rev 1.xx
        Serial Number: MB-1234567890
        Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        Features:
            Board is a hosting board
            Board is replaceable
        Location In Chassis: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        Chassis Handle: 0x0003
        Type: Motherboard
        Contained Object Handles: 0
    
    
    Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 21 bytes
    Chassis Information
        Manufacturer: Chassis Manufacture
        Type: Desktop
        Lock: Present
        Version: Chassis Version
        Serial Number: Chassis Serial Number
        Asset Tag: NONE
        Boot-up State: Safe
        Power Supply State: Safe
        Thermal State: Safe
        Security Status: None
        OEM Information: 0x00000001
        Height: Unspecified
        Number Of Power Cords: 1
        Contained Elements: 0
    
    
    Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes
    Processor Information
        Socket Designation: LGA 775
        Type: Central Processor
        Family: Celeron
        Manufacturer: Intel            
        ID: 49 0F 00 00 FF FB EB BF
        Signature: Type 0, Family 15, Model 4, Stepping 9
        Flags:
            FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
            VME (Virtual mode extension)
            DE (Debugging extension)
            PSE (Page size extension)
            TSC (Time stamp counter)
            MSR (Model specific registers)
            PAE (Physical address extension)
            MCE (Machine check exception)
            CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
            APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
            SEP (Fast system call)
            MTRR (Memory type range registers)
            PGE (Page global enable)
            MCA (Machine check architecture)
            CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
            PAT (Page attribute table)
            PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
            CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
            DS (Debug store)
            ACPI (ACPI supported)
            MMX (MMX technology supported)
            FXSR (FXSAVE and FXSTOR instructions supported)
            SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
            SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
            SS (Self-snoop)
            HTT (Multi-threading)
            TM (Thermal monitor supported)
            PBE (Pending break enabled)
        Version: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz                     
        Voltage: 1.3 V
        External Clock: 133 MHz
        Max Speed: 3800 MHz
        Current Speed: 3066 MHz
        Status: Populated, Enabled
        Upgrade: Other
        L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
        L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
        L3 Cache Handle: 0x0007
        Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        Part Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    
    
    Handle 0x0005, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
        Socket Designation: L1-Cache
        Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
        Operational Mode: Varies With Memory Address
        Location: Internal
        Installed Size: 16 kB
        Maximum Size: 16 kB
        Supported SRAM Types:
            Pipeline Burst
        Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
        Speed: Unknown
        Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
        System Type: Data
        Associativity: 8-way Set-associative
    
    
    Handle 0x0006, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
        Socket Designation: L2-Cache
        Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
        Operational Mode: Varies With Memory Address
        Location: Internal
        Installed Size: 256 kB
        Maximum Size: 256 kB
        Supported SRAM Types:
            Pipeline Burst
        Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
        Speed: Unknown
        Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
        System Type: Unified
        Associativity: 4-way Set-associative
    
    
    Handle 0x0007, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
        Socket Designation: L3-Cache
        Configuration: Disabled, Not Socketed, Level 3
        Operational Mode: Unknown
        Location: Internal
        Installed Size: 0 kB
        Maximum Size: 0 kB
        Supported SRAM Types:
            Unknown
        Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
        Speed: Unknown
        Error Correction Type: Unknown
        System Type: Unknown
        Associativity: Unknown
    
    
    Handle 0x0008, DMI type 5, 24 bytes
    Memory Controller Information
        Error Detecting Method: None
        Error Correcting Capabilities:
            None
        Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
        Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
        Maximum Memory Module Size: 1024 MB
        Maximum Total Memory Size: 4096 MB
        Supported Speeds:
            70 ns
            60 ns
            50 ns
        Supported Memory Types:
            DIMM
            SDRAM
        Memory Module Voltage: 3.3 V
        Associated Memory Slots: 4
            0x0009
            0x000A
            0x000B
            0x000C
        Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
            None
    
    
    Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIMM0
        Bank Connections: 1 5
        Current Speed: 37 ns
        Type: DIMM SDRAM
        Installed Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK
    
    
    Handle 0x000A, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIMM1
        Bank Connections: 1 5
        Current Speed: 37 ns
        Type: DIMM SDRAM
        Installed Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK
    
    
    Handle 0x000B, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIMM2
        Bank Connections: 1 5
        Current Speed: 37 ns
        Type: DIMM SDRAM
        Installed Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK
    
    
    Handle 0x000C, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIMM3
        Bank Connections: 1 5
        Current Speed: 37 ns
        Type: DIMM SDRAM
        Installed Size: 256 MB (Single-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 256 MB (Single-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK
    
    
    Handle 0x000D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: PS2Mouse
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: PS2Mouse
        External Connector Type: PS/2
        Port Type: Mouse Port
    
    
    Handle 0x000E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: Keyboard
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: Keyboard
        External Connector Type: PS/2
        Port Type: Keyboard Port
    
    
    Handle 0x000F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB1
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB1
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0010, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB2
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB2
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0011, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB3
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB3
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0012, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB4
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB4
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0013, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB5
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB5
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0014, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB6
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB6
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0015, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB7
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB7
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0016, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: USB8
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: USB8
        External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
        Port Type: USB
    
    
    Handle 0x0017, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: LPT 1
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: LPT 1
        External Connector Type: DB-25 male
        Port Type: Parallel Port ECP/EPP
    
    
    Handle 0x0018, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: COM A
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: COM A
        External Connector Type: DB-9 male
        Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible
    
    
    Handle 0x0019, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: LINE IN
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: Line IN
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x001A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: LINE OUT
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: Line OUT
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x001B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: MIC IN
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: MIC IN
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x001C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: Back Surround L/R
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: Back Surround L/R
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x001D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: Side Surround L/R
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: Side Surround L/R
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x001E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: Center/LFE
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: Center/LFE
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x001F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: SPDIF OUT
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: SPDIF OUT
        External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x0020, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: GbE LAN
        Internal Connector Type: None
        External Reference Designator: GbE LAN
        External Connector Type: RJ-45
        Port Type: Network Port
    
    
    Handle 0x0021, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: ITE IDE
        Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0022, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: SB IDE
        Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0023, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: SB SATA1
        Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0024, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: SB SATA2
        Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0025, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: SB SATA3
        Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0026, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: SB SATA4
        Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0027, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: CD
        Internal Connector Type: On Board Sound Input From CD-ROM
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Audio Port
    
    
    Handle 0x0028, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: FP AUD
        Internal Connector Type: Other
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x0029, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: FLOPPY
        Internal Connector Type: On Board Floppy
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x002A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: CHASSIS FAN
        Internal Connector Type: Other
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x002B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: CPU FAN
        Internal Connector Type: Other
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x002C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
        Internal Reference Designator: POWER FAN
        Internal Connector Type: Other
        External Reference Designator: Not Specified
        External Connector Type: None
        Port Type: Other
    
    
    Handle 0x002D, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
        Designation: PCIEX16
        Type: 32-bit PCI-X
        Current Usage: Available
        Length: Short
        ID: 0
        Characteristics:
            3.3 V is provided
            Opening is shared
            PME signal is supported
    
    
    Handle 0x002E, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
        Designation: PCI 1
        Type: 32-bit PCI
        Current Usage: Available
        Length: Short
        ID: 5
        Characteristics:
            3.3 V is provided
            Opening is shared
            PME signal is supported
    
    
    Handle 0x002F, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
        Designation: PCI 2
        Type: 32-bit PCI
        Current Usage: Available
        Length: Short
        ID: 6
        Characteristics:
            3.3 V is provided
            Opening is shared
            PME signal is supported
    
    
    Handle 0x0030, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
        Designation: PCIEX1 1
        Type: 32-bit PCI-X
        Current Usage: Available
        Length: Short
        ID: 3
        Characteristics:
            3.3 V is provided
            Opening is shared
            PME signal is supported
    
    
    Handle 0x0031, DMI type 10, 6 bytes
    On Board Device Information
        Type: Ethernet
        Status: Enabled
        Description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    
    
    Handle 0x0032, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
    OEM Strings
        String 1: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 2: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 3: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        String 4: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    
    
    Handle 0x0033, DMI type 13, 22 bytes
    BIOS Language Information
        Language Description Format: Abbreviated
        Installable Languages: 1
            en|US|iso8859-1
        Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1
    
    
    Handle 0x0034, DMI type 15, 35 bytes
    System Event Log
        Area Length: 4 bytes
        Header Start Offset: 0x0000
        Header Length: 2 bytes
        Data Start Offset: 0x0002
        Access Method: Indexed I/O, one 16-bit index port, one 8-bit data port
        Access Address: Index 0x046A, Data 0x046C
        Status: Invalid, Not Full
        Change Token: 0x00000000
        Header Format: No Header
        Supported Log Type Descriptors: 6
        Descriptor 1: End of log
        Data Format 1: OEM-specific
        Descriptor 2: End of log
        Data Format 2: OEM-specific
        Descriptor 3: End of log
        Data Format 3: OEM-specific
        Descriptor 4: End of log
        Data Format 4: OEM-specific
        Descriptor 5: End of log
        Data Format 5: OEM-specific
        Descriptor 6: End of log
        Data Format 6: OEM-specific
    
    
    Handle 0x0035, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
    Physical Memory Array
        Location: System Board Or Motherboard
        Use: System Memory
        Error Correction Type: None
        Maximum Capacity: 1 GB
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Number Of Devices: 4
    
    
    Handle 0x0036, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
    Memory Array Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00000000000
        Ending Address: 0x000C7FFFFFF
        Range Size: 3200 MB
        Physical Array Handle: 0x0035
        Partition Width: 4
    
    
    Handle 0x0037, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x0035
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: 64 bits
        Data Width: 64 bits
        Size: 1024 MB
        Form Factor: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Set: None
        Locator: DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK0
        Type: DDR2
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 533 MHz
        Manufacturer: Manufacturer0
        Serial Number: SerNum0
        Asset Tag: AssetTagNum0
        Part Number: PartNum0
    
    
    Handle 0x0038, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00000000000
        Ending Address: 0x0003FFFFFFF
        Range Size: 1 GB
        Physical Device Handle: 0x0037
        Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0036
        Partition Row Position: 1
        Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    
    Handle 0x0039, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x0035
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: 64 bits
        Data Width: 64 bits
        Size: 1024 MB
        Form Factor: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Set: None
        Locator: DIMM1
        Bank Locator: BANK1
        Type: DDR2
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 533 MHz
        Manufacturer: Manufacturer1
        Serial Number: SerNum1
        Asset Tag: AssetTagNum1
        Part Number: PartNum1
    
    
    Handle 0x003A, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00040000000
        Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
        Range Size: 1 GB
        Physical Device Handle: 0x0039
        Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0036
        Partition Row Position: 1
        Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    
    Handle 0x003B, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x0035
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: 64 bits
        Data Width: 64 bits
        Size: 1024 MB
        Form Factor: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Set: None
        Locator: DIMM2
        Bank Locator: BANK2
        Type: DDR2
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 533 MHz
        Manufacturer: Manufacturer2
        Serial Number: SerNum2
        Asset Tag: AssetTagNum2
        Part Number: PartNum2
    
    
    Handle 0x003C, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00080000000
        Ending Address: 0x000BFFFFFFF
        Range Size: 1 GB
        Physical Device Handle: 0x003B
        Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0036
        Partition Row Position: 1
        Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    
    Handle 0x003D, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x0035
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: 64 bits
        Data Width: 64 bits
        Size: 256 MB
        Form Factor: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Set: None
        Locator: DIMM3
        Bank Locator: BANK3
        Type: DDR2
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 533 MHz
        Manufacturer: Manufacturer3
        Serial Number: SerNum3
        Asset Tag: AssetTagNum3
        Part Number: PartNum3
    
    
    Handle 0x003E, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x000C0000000
        Ending Address: 0x000CFFFFFFF
        Range Size: 256 MB
        Physical Device Handle: 0x003D
        Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0036
        Partition Row Position: 1
        Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    
    Handle 0x003F, DMI type 32, 20 bytes
    System Boot Information
        Status: No errors detected
    
    
    Handle 0x0040, DMI type 129, 8 bytes
    OEM-specific Type
        Header and Data:
            81 08 40 00 01 01 02 01
        Strings:
            Intel_ASF
            Intel ASF_001
    
    
    Handle 0x0041, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
    End Of Table

  2. #2
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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    64bitiso; Hi !

    What pops to mind is an unsupported graphics mode:
    reference:

    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x16
    GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    Did you heed the advisory to check the output of "vbeinfo" - from the grub prompt ?
    also with "GRUB_TERMINAL=console" as I am sure you are aware, will have to manually start the GUI interface.

    hey, it's a thought
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    Hello! Thank you for replying

    Yes, I ran vbeinfo, and the mode you quoted is one of those listed in the vbeinfo returned scan. Also, you say I need to "startx" manually? Nope, not so.


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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    Moved to Other OS/Distro Support.

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    64bitiso; That suggest to me that you are not booting the grub that you think you are.
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    How many hard disk are installed and what operating systems do you presently have installed ?
    #To see what drive grub2 uses see this:
    Code:
    sudo debconf-show grub-pc
    sudo grub-probe -t device /boot/grub
    ##verification by UUID:
    sudo grub-probe -t fs_uuid /boot/grub
    else: going to be a learning experience !

    a need to know
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    64bitiso; That suggest to me that you are not booting the grub that you think you are.

    How many hard disk are installed and what operating systems do you presently have installed ?
    #To see what drive grub2 uses see this:
    Code:
    
    
    sudo debconf-show grub-pc
    sudo grub-probe -t device /boot/grub
    ##verification by UUID:
    sudo grub-probe -t fs_uuid /boot/grub
    
    else: going to be a learning experience !
    a need to know


    sudo debconf-show grub-pc
    grub-pc/kopt_extracted: false
    grub2/kfreebsd_cmdline:
    grub2/device_map_regenerated:
    * grub-pc/install_devices: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2A7ZRFE
    grub-pc/postrm_purge_boot_grub: false
    grub-pc/install_devices_failed_upgrade: true
    grub-pc/disk_description:
    grub2/linux_cmdline:
    grub-pc/install_devices_empty: false
    grub2/kfreebsd_cmdline_default: quiet splash
    grub-pc/partition_description:
    grub-pc/install_devices_failed: false
    grub-pc/install_devices_disks_changed:
    grub2/linux_cmdline_default: quiet splash
    grub-pc/chainload_from_menu.lst: true
    grub-pc/hidden_timeout: true
    grub-pc/mixed_legacy_and_grub2: true
    grub-pc/timeout: 10


    /dev/sda1


    bc31ab0a-725a-46c8-ae50-697c427c0cda


    Hello

    ** 1 drive, one partition, Linux Mint 15 x64
    Last edited by 64bitiso; September 14th, 2013 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    64bitiso; Humm..
    That totally blows my theory away .. huh ?
    Have you done:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    after making the changes to the /etc/default/grub config file ? For the changes to take effect.

    else:
    we are going to be learning together
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    64bitiso; Humm..
    That totally blows my theory away .. huh ?
    Have you done:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    after making the changes to the /etc/default/grub config file ? For the changes to take effect.

    else:
    we are going to be learning together

    Yes, I did that. I'd not forget something so obvious (usually, LOL)
    Last edited by 64bitiso; September 15th, 2013 at 01:21 AM.

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    64bitiso; Well, Presently I have no explanation !

    So, let's take a gander at:
    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    and see what is being parsed.
    Maybe figure out what is not happening.

    open season on learning
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Tiny, unreadable text on boot & virtual console

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    64bitiso; Well, Presently I have no explanation !

    So, let's take a gander at:
    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    and see what is being parsed.
    Maybe figure out what is not happening.
    open season on learning

    Don't worry - I've now wiped the system in order to try another re-install and see if I can work this out myself, but thank you very much for all your time. Thankfully it is a spare machine, non-critical!


    Take care!

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