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Bug#282234: marked as done (kernel-source-2.6.9: VesaFB doesn't work if compiled in statically)

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Package: kernel-source-2.6.9
Version: 2.6.9-1
Severity: important

This is probably related to bug #279648. There are some reports in there 
that sound like they are actually this bug.

VesaFB doesn't work (blank screen) if compiled in statically in 
version 2.6.9. The same configuration worked with kernel-source-2.6.8. 
If I compile VesaFB as a module and load it via /etc/modules (I don't 
use initrd) the display works after the module has been loaded. Is there 
any more info you need about my kernel or lilo configuration?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE

Versions of packages kernel-source-2.6.9 depends on:
ii  binutils                      2.15-4     The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  bzip2                         1.0.2-1    A high-quality block-sorting file 
ii  coreutils [fileutils]         5.2.1-2    The GNU core utilities
ii  fileutils                     5.2.1-2    The GNU file management utilities 

-- no debconf information

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Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 13:29:12 +0900
From: Horms <horms@debian.org>
To: Bastian Venthur <expires-2006@venthur.de>, 279648@bugs.debian.org
Cc: 309682-done@bugs.debian.org, submit@bugs.debian.org,
Subject: Re: Bug#279648: bug still present in 2.6.11
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reassign 279648 kernel-source-2.6.11
reassign 282234 kernel-source-2.6.11

On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 03:16:29PM +0200, Bastian Venthur wrote:
> Package: kernel-source-2.6.10
> Followup-For: Bug #279648
> Hi kernel-team,
> this bug is over 1/2year old and still present in 2.6.11.
> Is it possible to upgrade this bug at least to important (if not grave?)
> -- having no display on bootup is in my opinion a really bad bug, and
> not everyone knows, that booting with vga=normal is a workaround.
> Interesting here is also, that this bug is already localized in one file 
> (modular-vesafb.dpatch) since over a 1/2 year but not fixed. Is there any
> additional information I could give to help fixing this bug?
> Or is there any progress, the (many) submitters should know?
> Related (if not the same) bugs: #282234 #309682

Lets start by cleaning up the bugs. I am closing 309682 as it is a
duplicate of 279648. I am also closing 28223 as on examining the
kernel-source-2.6.11 source it appears to be fix, if someone has
experience to the contrary, please reopen it. And I am reassigning
279648 and 282234 to kernel-source-2.6.11 as it is currently assigned to
kernel-source-2.6.9 which has not been suported for quite sime time now.
I don't even think it is on d.o anymore. And as to the severity of the
bug, I don't believe the guidlines specify age as a parameter for bug

As for 279648 itself, the bug report seems to indicate that disabling
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB (a very green piece of code introduced in 2.6.11 bug
probably not ready for prime time) resolves the problem, and the current
kernel-images (for i386 at least) do just this.  Could you take a look
in your kernel config and if CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB is enabled, please
disable it.



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