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Bug#65309: UDMA66 boot floppies video problem


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In <[🔎] 20000608171430.A2167@gondor.apana.org.au>,
 at "Thu, 8 Jun 2000 17:14:30 +1000",
 with "Bug#65309: UDMA66 boot floppies video problem",
  Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:

herbert> On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 12:09:34AM -0700, Randolph Chung wrote:
herbert> > > I was thinking more of woody, where (hopefully) initrd will be used and the
herbert> > > number of flavours should come down to one again.
herbert> > 
herbert> > so how about for potato? this is somewhat release critical.
herbert> Disable fb.

Then, according to your previous advice (which qouted in the mail below)
we should provide other kernels with -fb.

In <[🔎] 20000607215358.A19627@gondor.apana.org.au>,
 at "Wed, 7 Jun 2000 21:53:59 +1000",
 with "Bug#65309: UDMA66 boot floppies video problem",
  Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:

herbert> On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 11:32:35PM -0700, Randolph Chung wrote:
herbert> > I do have a patch to allow run-time enabling of fbdev devices; however, I am
herbert> > reluctant to build kernels that do not use the official kernel source.
herbert> > Herbert, are you willing to patch Debian's kernel source for this? Please
herbert> > see bugs #56617/57129.
herbert> IMHO the best way to handle this is to have separate kernel images for the
herbert> CJK releases, i.e., kernel-image-2.2.15-cjk or kernel-image-2.2.15-fb.

I think we should provide at least one kernel with fb support. 
If the compact kernel will drop fb support, then I will prepare to build
and upload the kernel-image-2.2.15-fb based on kernel-image-2.2.15-compact.
And we have to build and upload the pcmcia-modules package to match with it.

I think if the fb-support patch which defaults not to use fb written
by Hatta and sent to BTS is used, then we does not need the separate
kernel & pcmcia-modules packages.

Our kernel-source has already some modifications from the official
kernel source from Linus:

kernel-source-2.2.15 for DEBIAN

These patches were appllied:

* Big Physical Area (2.2.5)

(quoted from README.Debian in kernel-source)

   These modifications were also made:

   * Fixed an overflow bug in stallion.
   * Don't load a module that we're already trying to load (Chris Butler).
   * Don't align the stack by 16 bytes on i386.
   * Fixed a typo in tgafb.c.
   * Fixed a typo in aha152x.c.
   * __asm__ fixes for egcs (hfmodem/refclock.c).
   * Fixed a couple of argument processing bugs in main.c (Eric Delaunay).
   * Fixed sparc64 crashes (David Miller).
   Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
   $Id: README.Debian,v 1.28 2000/04/25 05:32:18 herbert Exp $

The fbdev patch is not so different one from the CONFIG_APM_DISABLE_BY_DEFAULT
patch mentioned above. I don't know why the former can't be used while the
latter has been already used.

Please do not ignore the requirements for users.

  Taketoshi Sano: <sano@debian.org>,<sano@debian.or.jp>,<kgh12351@nifty.ne.jp>

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