Re: fallback to single language when fbcon not available
>How often are users going to be in a situation with no fb-capable
Fairly often, I suspect. I think the only fbcon driver that's enabled in our
kernel images is vesafb, and my experience has been that it doesn't work with
a lot of cards. It might be worth filing a bug on kernel-image to ask for e.g.
matroxfb and mach64fb to be turned on as well.
>Sounds like this issue is kinda a crippling one -- the idea to drop
>down to english as effectively 7 bit sounded like the best approach.
Yep, seems that way. I've checked in a patch that implements this.
I see someone uploaded an NMU for newt, too. So, the only blocking issue I
know about for LC at the moment is #121186. I'm kind of wary about NMUing
bogl-bterm for that one without the maintainer at least agreeing that the
change is correct, but we may have no choice if nothing happens soon.