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Bug#401685: Bug#394615: More testing needed

Fabrice LORRAIN wrote:


Follow-up from #394615 sent to #401684.

using iso [1] from yesterday :

cat /proc/fb

ls -la /dev/fb*

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            4 Dec  6 20:11 /dev/fb0 -> fb/0

crw-rw----    1 root     root      29,   0 Dec  6 20:11 0

grep -i fb syslog
Dec  6 20:11:48 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
Dec  6 20:11:50 kernel: vga16fb: initializing
Dec  6 20:11:50 kernel: vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
Dec  6 20:11:50 kernel: fb0: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device

Attaching syslog.gz

I did a test with [2] but I got the following :
...DirectFB/FBDev: Error opening '/dev/fb'!
   --> Is a directory

Hmmm, cat /proc/fb

No vesa here.

Fabrice, fisrt let me thank you for testing, but i believe the bad news is that you'll never be able to run graphical d-i on your Optiplex box. Googling around i first found many posts from linux and *bsd users failing at starting vesafb on their 82810, then i found out [1] that vesafb on 82810 simply doesn't work. Infact, looking at the syslog you provided it looks like vesafb wasn't started at all. We have to handle cases where the vesafb could not be started by falling back to newt frontend.



[1] http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel810/sb/cs-004014.htm

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