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Re:alpha server 8 5/500

On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, mel kravitz wrote:
Try lenny or testing disk 1, i just booted and installed testing on a Titan
-ES45, out of the box everything worked. On another note building a custom
linux-2.26.23-12 kernel builds fine and boots but xinit fails with 'No
/dev/fb0' support, this of course is xorg. All graphics/ fbdev kernel
options are turned on.
Any help here would be appreciated.

Forgive me for asking the obvious questions, but:

What graphics card do you have?

Why does xinit care about /dev/fb0? Are you using the framebuffer driver in xorg? If so, why aren't you using the driver for your video card? Are you using the option that tries to do framebuffer magic when switching VTs?

Is one of the kernel's framebuffer drivers getting used? IE, is your console in text mode or graphics mode? Which framebuffer driver was getting used with the previous kernel?

Does /dev/fb0 exist? Are you running udev?

From the little you said, my best guess would be that you are using the
fbdev xorg driver, and aren't getting the kernel framebuffer initalized for some reason.


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