Bug#296735: installation-reports: [sparc] unusable menus in d-i on Sun Blade 1500
Frans Pop schrieb:
On Thursday 31 March 2005 17:29, Matthias Merz wrote:
For Sparc use of framebuffer has been disabled by default because of
issues on some systems.
Have you tried booting with "debian-installer/framebuffer=true" as extra
So today at last I tried that again and can reply. I tried the 2.6
images, but there seems to be another problem with the framebuffer.
I didn't try that with the 2.6 image; can't remember whether I tried it
with 2.4 (but I did play around with some boot-options then). But the
2.6 image did seem to have framebuffer enabled by default, obviously
Blade1500 is one of that sytems which have "issues"?
I was not really specific in my last email, sorry. The 2.6 kernel I
tried boots and loads radeonfb. The last message I can read then says
(don't remember the exaxt wording) "switching to PROM mode 80x34". Then
the screen switches from black-on-white-sun-comsole to completely black
and the CRT seems to have "problems" with the signal.
So installation with 2.4 is possible with Juri Smakov's special
kernel-image which recognizes the ALI-IDE if I use the installer in
"blind flight". Installation using the 2.6 image is possible usig serial
Thanks for your effort,