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Bug#845481: jessie 8.6 iso works

On Thu, 2016-11-24 at 11:34 +0100, Laurent Tichit wrote:
> Hi,
> Further information:
> jessie iso installer ( 
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.6.0/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-8.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso ;
> ) works on the same machine.
> I tested it myself and it is documented here : 
> https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Apple/MacBookAir/6-2
> So it seems to be a regression in the graphics stack between jessie 
> installer and stretch installer.

This might be related to CONFIG_X86_SYSFB which also caused bug
#822575.  Unfortunately I don't see a way to disable that at run-time,
but please re-test when the next kernel version (probably 4.8.10-1)
goes into the installer.


Ben Hutchings
[W]e found...that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had
... I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to
be spent
in finding mistakes in my own programs. - Maurice Wilkes, 1949

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