Re: edd = Bios Enhanced Disk Drive Services
Adrian Levi wrote:
2008/12/1 Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com>:
Back in May I reported a problem using 'vga=791' with post 2.6.24 Debian 686
kernels: the kernel booted w/o framebuffer support.
I reported this as a bug:
Turns out as of Oct. 4th 2008 that problem has been identified as having to
do with edd, specifically Debian has CONFIG_EDD=m and *that* causes the
I'm having trouble understanding why framebuffer and the disc
subsystem are close enough in the kernel that enabling a framebuffer
mode causes edd to fail.
EDD was working on its own, and presumably framebuffer=791 works on its own?
Why is the interaction between these two things causing new problems?
I have no idea. But I found 2 descriptions of the problem:
I verified by recompiling linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 with not setting
CONFIG_EDD that it does indeed solve the problem.
As you see from the bug description I owe the solution to Vedran Furač
who appended the bug report with the solution but did not specify how he
Googling vesafb + edd shows the solution but w/o edd it's like looking
for a needle in a haystack.