Bug#471505: vga16fb framebuffer doesn't work on HP Compaq 2510p notebook
Any news on this bug? Lenny has been released long time ago, and squeeze
is not frozen yet so fixing it now won't be risky.
Also see the related Ubuntu bug:
"Alternate install CD (both x86, AMD64) not booting on HP NX6325, HP
6510b and HP 2510p".
As you can see, this bug affects more models than just the 2510p.
From: Otavio Salvador <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#471505: vga16fb framebuffer doesn't work on HP Compaq
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:28:32 -0300
Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> As the VESA framebuffer _does_ work (I've tried both vga=788 and
> a better option would seem to be to just use the VESA framebuffer for
> x86 installs by using e.g. vga=788, which is 800x600/16 bits.
> vga=788 is the same setting we use for the graphical installer and I
> remember (m)any reports that that setting did not work for users.
> We could still keep the vga16fb as a fallback if people explicitly boot
> with VGA=normal.
> Not sure if we should make such a change so short before Lenny...
It looks too risk for me, better to leave it post-lenny to be safe.
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