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