On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 02:58 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote: > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 01:53:53 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > > On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 22:58 +0000, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote: > > > Package: linux-2.6 > > > Severity: normal > > > > > > in http://bugs.debian.org/608846 , i encountered difficulties with an > > > NVIDIA chipset on powerpc. > > > > > > These difficulties appear to be exacerbated by the fact that debian's > > > powerpc kernel has set > > > > > > CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA=y > > > > > > Please set this option to 'm' for powerpc (this course of action was > > > suggested by jcristau on #debian-x, who helped me find a workaround to > > > the earlier problem). > > > > > > Thanks for maintaining the Linux kernel in debian, > > > > As I understand it, we cannot rely on VGA text-mode or a common firmware > > interface as a basis for the console on PowerPC. This means we must > > have a suitable framebuffer driver loaded even before loading the > > initramfs, so most such drivers are built-in. > > > offb should work, [...] On a PowerMac, yes, but I thought the PowerPC port supported PReP and CHRP machines too. Perhaps we should have offb and vga16fb built-in, and that would cover them all? Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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