recliq wrote:AFAIK framebuffer console does not yet work on any linux distro for odroid-u2/x2. (kernel/driver issues)
So the only way to get a display on monitor is to use X right now...
This is true about the U2. There is no possible way of using a framebuffer console with the U2 because the HDMI PHY is a V4L2 device. Fortunately for those of us who have the X2, the LCD driver *is* a framebuffer device, and it is possible to get the standard ALT+F1-F6 consoles supported by doing a fairly simple kernel recompile as well as disabling the /etc/init/openvt.conf config file.
If you are familiar with compiling an x86 kernel to give you a framebuffer console so that you can have a "pretty" boot sequence with nice-looking smaller fonts, then you already know how to enable the console on the LCD kit. The reson for disabling openvt.conf is that it causes the first virtual terminal to always be logged in as root, which would be considered a security concern on any x86 machine, so I assume that people other than I would also want that functionality disabled. Unfortunately, I believe that the reason this functionality exists is because the serial console is always meant to be logged in as root, and the serial console must be linked to the first virtual terminal, so disabling this config probably also disables the root login on the serial console. The last time I booted into a kernel configured with the framebuffer console my serial console wasn't working properly after booting into Linux, so disabling openvt.conf may also screw up the serial console.
Sorry for being long-winded, and also sorry for going on about something that really isn't useful for anyone who only has a U2. For those of you who have an X2 with the LCD kit, I will try to set up a Guide in the Ubuntu How-Tos forum with everything you need to know to get this set up.