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Bug#222374: d-i melts screen on sis 630 laptop

Joey Hess wrote:
maximilian attems wrote:

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003, Thomas Winischhofer wrote:

Max, if you have time, could you compile a kernel with vesafb enabled and test this?

plain vesafb works fine, just booted up, relevant config:

-- config-2.4.23 snippet
# Frame-buffer support
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_CLGEN is not set
# CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_PM3 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VGA16 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set

We have vesafb as a module, and the installer modprobes it with no
arguments or other config that I know of. The installer is still using
the 2.4.22 kernel though.

As a module?! Does that really work? Vesafb must be initialized before the kernel switches to protected mode, ie VERY early in the boot process.


Thomas Winischhofer
thomas AT winischhofer DOT net          http://www.winischhofer.net/
twini AT xfree86 DOT org

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