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Bug#296735: installation-reports: [sparc] unusable menus in d-i on Sun Blade 1500

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Matthias Merz wrote:

Tried it today, but no effect. As far as I can tell there isn't any
framebuffer-support active at this time. Could it be that the
Sun-Console doesn't support UTF-8 in its native mode? Perhaps using
framebuffer might even solve these problems. (just guessing but might
be worth a try...)

Thank you for your time,
Matthias Merz
[will be filing two reports on keyboard (kbd-chooser?) and IDE-Disks
after some playing around with those problems]

:-(. One more thing you could try is 2.6 netboot image from RC2 [0] or a more recent one [1]. If the problem is really due to the _lack_ of framebuffer support, it should work, since CONFIG_FB_RADEON is enabled in our 2.6 kernels. Enabling it in 2.4 is on my todo list, if it will really fix the problem, I'll be motivated to do it faster :-).

[0] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-sparc/rc2/images/sparc64/netboot/2.6/boot.img
[1] http://people.debian.org/~joshk/d-i/images/daily/sparc64/netboot/2.6/

Thank you for your efforts,

Jurij Smakov                                        jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                   KeyID: C99E03CC

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