Re: powerpc daily sid_d-i CD builds working again
On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 12:04:05PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 08:39 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 08:58:06PM +0300, Eddy Petrişor wrote:
> > > On 5/3/06, Colin Watson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > >FYI, the daily sid_d-i CD builds are working again for powerpc. Sorry
> > > >for the long hiatus here! Among other things, those of you with tg3
> > > >network cards should be able to use these.
> > > >
> > > > http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/
> > >
> > > Are you going to activate the G-I daily build, too?
> > Belatedly, yes, I'd already done so:
> > http://people.debian.org/~cjwatson/d-i/powerpc-gtk/
> The installer boots fine (requires a patched yaboot to boot via tftp
> because of initrd.gz size). But then, when initialising graphical
> installer, it says:
> Framebuffer not available, disabling graphical frontend.
> This message is cycling.
> I'm testing on a powerbook g3 lombard
What framebuffer is used ? atyfb probably ?
I believe that this one is builtin in the kernel, it used to be at least. Can
you check that ?
Basically, there is two possibilities of it failing :
1) the framebuffer device is not builtin, and cannot be found as module.
2) the graphical frontend doesn't know how to deal with builtin framebuffer
What strikes me at odd though, is that if you are having output, then you
already have a framebuffer device, and thus there is a problem around 2).
MAybe it tries to loade vesafb, or something such.