The patch below, when combined with an update to 2.6.26 (required for Xen's paravirtual framebuffer, I used Otavio's recent patches) allows Xen to be installed using the graphical interface when a virtual framebuffer is configured for the guest. Are there reasons for the requirement for vesafb rather than any of the other FB drivers over those in #401685? Or is it simply that the CDs etc use video=vesa so that is what is required. The Xen PVFB appears to work but I'm wondering if there is a corner case I'm not seeing. Also it makes the name GTK_NOVESA a bit of a lie (could better be GTK_NOFRAMEBUFFER?) but that would be a slightly more intrusive patch to change, although not too bad since it only touches rootskel and rootskel-gtk. Not sure how everyone feels about a change like that at this point. BTW, anyone know what is up with people.debian.org, I haven't been able to see http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/netboot/ all day. Ian. Index: packages/rootskel-gtk/src/lib/debian-installer.d/S59check-vesa-x86 =================================================================== --- packages/rootskel-gtk/src/lib/debian-installer.d/S59check-vesa-x86 (revision 54886) +++ packages/rootskel-gtk/src/lib/debian-installer.d/S59check-vesa-x86 (working copy) @@ -5,6 +5,11 @@ if [ $FB_INDEX -ne 0 ]; then echo "fbdev=/dev/fb$FB_INDEX" >> /etc/directfbrc fi + elif grep -qs xen /proc/fb; then + FB_INDEX=$(grep xen /proc/fb | cut -d " " -f 1 | head -n 1) + if [ $FB_INDEX -ne 0 ]; then + echo "fbdev=/dev/fb$FB_INDEX" >> /etc/directfbrc + fi else GTK_NOVESA=1 fi Index: installer/build/config/i386/netboot-xen.cfg =================================================================== --- installer/build/config/i386/netboot-xen.cfg (revision 54886) +++ installer/build/config/i386/netboot-xen.cfg (working copy) @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@ KERNELVERSION = $(BASEVERSION)-686-bigmem -TYPE=netboot +TYPE=netboot/gtk include config/i386/netboot.cfg EXTRANAME=netboot/xen/ MANIFEST-KERNEL = "kernel image for installing under Xen" -- Ian Campbell Lost: gray and white female cat. Answers to electric can opener.
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