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Bug#405737: Installation report : etch(daily build 20070103-21:52 ) installgui fails on i810

Roy Francis wrote:
On 1/7/07, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:

On Friday 05 January 2007 21:01, Roy Francis wrote:
> Comments/Problems:
> I am using the daily-build netinst image burnt onto a CDRW using
> cdrecord. Once the bootsplash is shown, I used installgui at
> boot-prompt. Booting is perfect in all respects until the framebuffer
> initialisation happens. A page full of DirectFB initialisation stuff is
> shown, then screen blanks and repeats the same thing.

> I used suspend (CTRL+S) to hold the screen.

Nice trick that!

thanks !

> Jan  5 23:00:40 log-output: (!) DirectFB/FBDev: No supported modes
> found in /etc/fb.modes and current mode not supported!
> Jan  5 23:00:40 log-output: (!) DirectFB/FBDev: Current mode's
> pixelformat: rgba 6/0, 6/0, 6/0, 0/0 (4bit)

This is a known issue. See similar reports on this page:

> I think the kernel module for i810fb was not included with the CD
> image.

That is correct. Currently only vesafb is supported and we don't expect to
be able to support different drivers anytime soon.

If  I simply insmod a precompiled i810fb.ko, will it work ?

Could you provide the output of the following commands:
# cat /proc/fb


# cat /etc/directfbrc


# /usr/lib/directfb-0.9.25/bin/dfbinfo

(*) DirectFB/Config: Parsing config file '/etc/directfbrc'.

      ---------------------- DirectFB v0.9.25 ---------------------
            (c) 2000-2002  convergence integrated media GmbH
            (c) 2002-2004  convergence GmbH


This is a tipical case of vesafb not being able to start because of unsupported video card: many video cards simply aren't supported by vesafb, so we implemented a sw fallback to the textual frontend for those cases. My question is: why this mechanism, which is provided starting from rootskel 1.47 and rootskel-gtk 1.02 did not work for Roy? Roy, could you please test today's miniiso [1] and see if you're brought to a textual interface by just pressing <enter> at boot prompt?


[1] http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/gtk-miniiso/mini.iso

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