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Re: testing wanted: debian-installer, now with 2.6.15



On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 02:12:45AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 05:46:01PM -0500, Jay Estabrook wrote:
> 
> > Tried the netinstall CD from 02/07/06 on LX164, and found the following:
> 
> > 1. installer used 2.6.15 kernel with LEGACY_START option
> > 2. installed kernel 2.4.27 with LEGACY_START option
> 
> Right; Joey's fixes should take care of the latter soon enough, so that we
> get 2.6.15 instead.  The LEGACY_START problem itself probably won't get
> fixed in time for beta2, but I look forward to having it resolved for etch.

That'd be great.

> > IIRC, de4x5 can't do full duplex. But then again, de4x5 will work on
> > all (?) boxes, whereas tulip is known to fail on some (AS250/AS500).
> 
> What PCI ID?



> What was it set to before you changed it?  I'm guessing something like
> /dev/input/mice?  It's my understanding that in 2.6, PS/2 mice are supposed
> to be accessible using the generic input driver; if so, I guess this problem
> should go away automatically once we're installing 2.6.15?

Correct, it was set to /dev/input/mice. And yes, I think a 2.6 kernel
will work with the original setting.

> > 5. for Radeon 7500, drm looked OK in the log, but dmesg showed some
> >    error that wasn't very helpful...
> 
> Ok.  If it's a kernel error, I guess that again we should try to debug this
> against the 2.6 kernel rather than against 2.4.

Yes.

> Hmm, considering how very little alpha-specific work has gone into this
> version, and the various hardware-related regressions that have plagued me
> with 2.6 on alpha, that's a pleasant surprise... :)

Don't you love surprises like that? :-) :-)

Nice work, anyhow...

 --Jay++

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