i've got an old laptop with severe graphics hardware problems sitting next to me. it won't get all the way into gdm so i can use it, but startup can be amusing. it seems to write every 4th bit of every 4th byte as a 1 whether it should be or not when displaying ascii text. this results in messages like:
"Bgotifg the kerfel"
"Readifg adl p'ysical voluees. Thas may take a whale.&."
i hope you just had a random glitch and not a failing video card. i assume you're using a laptop, since desktops rarely get hibernated. it's a pain to get video cards replaced on laptops unless they're under warranty still.
Last edited by Datu Puti; 17th July 2009 at 04:36 AM.