Bug#317756: kernel-image-2.6.11-1-sparc64: console and mouse breakage
I have this kernel running OK on a headless system, but it seems to be
non-useful on the console. This is on a Blade 100 running OBP 4.15.7,
in case that's relevant.
The console output is messed up. The first column is missing and a
fraction of characters are duplicated/overprinted or replaced by
non-ASCII ones. It looks rather as though there's an off-by-one error
in assembling bits of a buffer.
When I started X, the mouse didn't work -- no pointer appeared -- but
there wasn't any obvious error in the server log. I tried unplugging
the mouse with no effect.
All was OK when I reverted to the stable kernel.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (900, 'stable')
Architecture: sparc (sparc64)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-sparc64
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Versions of packages kernel-image-2.6.11-1-sparc64 depends on:
ii initrd-tools 0.1.81.1 tools to create initrd image for p
ii module-init-tools 3.2-pre1-2 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
kernel-image-2.6.11-1-sparc64 recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information