Bug#65309: marked as done (UDMA66 boot floppies video problem)
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From: "Larry Elmore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: UDMA66 boot floppies video problem
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 18:23:01 -0600
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When I try to install Debian with the current UDMA66 boot-floppies,
immediately after the kernel is uncompressed and starts up, the display
I've got a 20" fixed-frequency monitor and a special video card for it
that's SVGA-compatible. When I removed the card and attached a normal 15"
monitor to the onboard video adapter, I see a graphic of a penguin with a
stein of beer :-) displayed. The regular boot floppies don't do this.
I suggest that the picture should be removed from the UDMA66 boot floppies
since it can cause problems with some video cards, or it should be possible
to disable it easily with a prominent notice advising the user how to do so.
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To: Randolph Chung <email@example.com>
Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#65309: UDMA66 boot floppies video problem
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From: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>
Date: 13 Jun 2000 10:31:58 -0400
In-Reply-To: Randolph Chung's message of "Thu, 8 Jun 2000 00:09:34 -0700"
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Randolph Chung <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I was thinking more of woody, where (hopefully) initrd will be used and the
> > number of flavours should come down to one again.
> so how about for potato? this is somewhat release critical.
Isn't it sufficient that one can do 'video=vc:8' or whatever (as now
documented) in the bootargs?
Anyhow, the UDMA66 does *not* ship with the VGA framebuffer support --
this bug reported here was fixed in 2.2.15 since before that we were
using the wrong kernel.
Regarding new kernels -- I don't see why we need them. Yes, VGA fb
ships by default in the compact and idepci flavors, but they can be
easily enough turned off with boot args.
Closing this bug.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>