Re: [buildd] Machines upgraded
On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 05:16:39PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2007, Larry Moore wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 02:50:18PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > On Mon, 17 Dec 2007, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 02:19:42PM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 05:41:05AM -0500, Larry Moore wrote:
> > > > > > > I've upgraded the following machines lately to kernel 2.6.23-m68k and
> > > > > > > etch-m68k:
> > > > > > I tried 2.6.21 and .22, but reverted to 2.2.25 because I couldn't get X
> > > > > > running.
> > > > >
> > > > > Well, I'm not running X on those machines as those are autobuilders... ;)
> > > >
> > > > Thats correct, and crest and kullervo use the same kernels. But it would
> > > > still be interesting to know what is needed to get X running with current
> > > > kernels. Maybe somebody could start a wiki page with successful combinations
> > > > of hard- and software? I wouldn't mind to have a working X on my Amiga
> > > > again, even though I will probably not use it. The same is true for mac and
> > > > atari I guess, any volunteers?
> > > >
> > > > And if something is missing in the kernel, please let me know or send a
> > > > patch.
> > >
> > > Kernel should be OK, unless you're using one of those frame buffer
> > > device drivers we `lost' in the conversion from 2.4 to 2.6.
> > >
> > > E.g. for Amiga native graphics, the main issue is that current xorg
> > > doesn't support bitplanes (AFAIK). The same is true for Atari.
> > what's the alternative if there's no kernel framebuffer?
> If there's no kernel frame buffer, you won't have a console on
> Linux/m68k. So you first want to write a frame buffer device.
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Since we have a functioning framebuffer in 2.2.25-mac, is here a
technical reasn why it couldn't be copy-pasted into 2.6.23?
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