Re: 40r6 locks up during boot
On Monday 12 January 2009, John wrote:
> Frans Pop wrote:
> > The boot parameter fb is an alias for debian-installer/framebuffer
> > (defined in the preseed udeb).
> I know that, my examination of the initrd showed it. However, fb should
> be set in the environment, and I couldn't see anything that prevents
> /lib/debian-installer-startup.d/S40framebuffer-module-linux=x86 from
> loading framebuffer drivers.
if [ -n "$TERM_FRAMEBUFFER_TRY" ] && \
[ "$(debconf-get debian-installer/framebuffer)" = true ]; then
The second line means that if you pass fb=false that hook script is not
going to do anything. fb=false does not belong in the environment, it is
translated to a setting in the cdebconf database.
Note that the VESA framebuffer and framebuffer console support are
compiled in. However, the VESA framebuffer should only activate if you
pass "vga=XXX" and should certainly not activate if you
It could be that some part of the framebuffer console code is still run,
even if no framebuffer is enabled, but for that you really need to talk
to kernel people.