- 1 month 3 weeks ago
I have a Dell Latitude D610 with Alpine installed (sys) with the 'edge' repository for about six months now. This is on the bare metal not a VM. Just the base OS is installed, along with the LAMP stack, command line only, no GUI. The installation had been running flawlessly since the install.
This morning (around 9:00am my time, about three hours ago) I did a:
Everything installed without errors. It was a large update.
As is my habit, I did a 'reboot' after the update was complete.
To my dismay, the initial boot messages appear until 'loading hardware drivers', the screen clears and then nothing.
It appears the OS is running except there is no video. The panel backlight is on, there just is no video. I also connected an external monitor but no signal is sent to the external monitor even after toggling the 'fn+F7' key combination. The laptop does reply to pings and the Apache web server does respond to requests. Multiple virtual consoles (Ctrl-Alt-F1-6) do not produce any results.
Any ideas on how this happened and how I can correct it?
Suggestions are greatly appreciated,