Re: Mitsumi CD and penguin logo on compact boot disks
> 1. It seemed to me that my Mitsumi CD-ROM drive was not
> supported by the rescue disk. I had first to use the
> driver disk. It would be nice to have either the mcd.o
> or the mcdx.o driver directly in the kernel.
Built in modules cause all sorts of problems. I'm not sure we'll be able to
do this. For woody we need to look into a different initrd-based solution,
but for now I'm afraid we won't be able to support these older CD-ROMs as
built in modules.
> 2. At boot time a penguin logo appeared and the text-mode
> was switched from standard 25x80 to 30x80! I don't know
> the use of the logo and the uncommon textmode, but it
> seemed to me, that this is the cause of two problems:
This is not really an "uncommon textmode"; it's the framebuffer feature in
Can you tell me what you get when you run the "fbset" command? (If you don't
have it yet, it's in the fbset pacakge). We might be able to do something
> a) In `vi' (elvis-tiny) the first five lines are always
> garbled, also sometimes in `less' etc.
hrm, you need to do "stty rows 30"
> b) Worse, the xserver-svga seems to have problems when
> switching from the uncommon 30x80 to graphics mode,
> when you have an ET4000/W32P chip. This is already
> documented in README.Tseng or so.
try: "fbset -xres 640 -yres 480 -depth 8" before running X and see if that helps.
> How can I get rid of this logo and the uncommon
If we can't get it to work by fiddling with fbset there's a
disable-fbdev-by-default patch floating around that I can apply to the
kernel, but I prefer not to use non-standard kernel patches if we can avoid them.
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