Framebuffer consoles no not work in gutsy
Binary package hint: linux-image-
Framebuffer consoles do not work since gutsy. If vga=xyz is specified, Alt+F1-F6 consoles are all black. uslpash works, but console login is not possible.
It reproduces on all Systems i have tested so far. (from an old AMD Thunderbird 1Ghz Desktop PC to a brand new 2Ghz SantaRosa Based Notebook)
Note that all System share the fact that they have an nvidia graphics card (from FX5200 to 8600GM), i currently don't have anything else to test on.
Interrestingly the framebuffer on the Alternate CD seems to work, on the LiveCD and an installed System it does not.
Tested with Gutsy Tribe 5