Bug#514418: [FIX]: ultra45 boot failing...
From: Jurij Smakov <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 23:05:21 +0000
> To give a little bit of background, this patch was supposed to fix
> http://bugs.debian.org/500358. Bug trail contains all the gory
> details, but the crux of the problem (as I understand it) is the
> following: the commit  into the upstream git broke X on
> Debian/sparc . The version of the X.org by that time was already
> frozen on all architectures in anticipation of the upcoming release,
> so rolling in a new version, compatible with the kernel change, was
> not really an option. The patch in question simply reverts this
> commit, restoring the kernel interface (for the lack of a better word)
> to the state, understood by X.org which we have available in Lenny.
So you're saying that X working is more important than machines
actually booting at all? These priorities are wrong.
That kernel change got reverted upstream for a reason, it breaks
If X is broken (which it is), you have to fix X.