On Thu, 15 Aug 2013, Peter Oliver wrote:
I found that all I needed to do to get back to the graphical version
was to change gfxpayload=text to gfxpayload=keep in the GRUB2 config. Given
that it seems so simple, I wonder why this isn't the default? Have I just
shot myself in the foot in some way that I'm yet to realise?
To answer my own question, I noticed the following in dmesg:
[ 14.950146] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
[ 14.950149] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
[ 14.950150] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
[ 14.950152] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
[ 14.950153] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.