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Bug#439846: marked as done (framebuffer script badly interprets modedb boot parameter)

Your message dated Tue, 08 Jun 2010 16:29:50 +0000
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and subject line Bug#439846: fixed in initramfs-tools 0.96.1
has caused the Debian Bug report #439846,
regarding framebuffer script badly interprets modedb boot parameter
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Package: initramfs-tools
Version: 0.85h

The init-top/framebuffer script should use "mode_option" (according
to the documentation) as a fb module parameter for setting the video
mode, instead of "mode".

The Linux documentation uses "mode_option" argument:

 $ zcat /usr/share/doc/linux-doc-2.6.18/Documentation/fb/modedb.txt.gz
 Valid mode specifiers (mode_option argument):

But the framebuffer script uses "mode" argument:

 $ cat /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/init-top/framebuffer
 # When the options are used with modules, they need to be space-separated
 #       <modevalue>   -> mode=<modevalue>

As a consequence, if I specify eg. "video=aty128fb:1024x768-16" as
a kernel boot parameter, the framebuffer script uses a "mode" module
parameter (instead of "mode_option"), which will not be understood by
the module.

I tried aty128fb and nvidiafb modules, and both accept "video_mode"
option, and don't accept "mode" option. With other fb modules I would
expect similar behavior.

One can use "video=foofb:mode_option=1024x768..." as a workaround,
but the documented behavior will not work.

If no fb driver uses the "mode" parameter, I suggest to change the
init-top/framebuffer script in order to use the "mode_option"


$ uname -r

Tomas "trosos" Tintera

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Source: initramfs-tools
Source-Version: 0.96.1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
initramfs-tools, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/i/initramfs-tools/initramfs-tools_0.96.1.dsc
  to main/i/initramfs-tools/initramfs-tools_0.96.1.tar.gz
  to main/i/initramfs-tools/initramfs-tools_0.96.1_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 439846@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Michael Prokop <mika@debian.org> (supplier of updated initramfs-tools package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 15:59:08 +0200
Source: initramfs-tools
Binary: initramfs-tools
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.96.1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian kernel team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Michael Prokop <mika@debian.org>
 initramfs-tools - tools for generating an initramfs
Closes: 439846 514756 549680 566056 576678 584520
 initramfs-tools (0.96.1) unstable; urgency=low
   * hook-functions: Make sure copy_exec hook function does not
     exit with a non-zero return value in non-verbose mode.
     [Closes: #584520]
   * docs/framebuffer: Document mode vs. mode_option option in
     framebuffer example script. [Closes: #439846]
   * hook-functions: make device name handling for /proc/mdstat
     more flexible for MODULES=dep. [Closes: #549680, #514756]
   * mkinitramfs / scripts/functions + initramfs-tools.8:
     Support dashes inside scripts names. [Closes: #566056]
   * hook-functions: handle ubifs in dep_add_modules() and return
     since ubifs root is a char device, (see issue #582858).
   * mkinitramfs: warn if TMPDIR is mounted noexec + fall back
     to not cache run scripts then. [Closes: #576678]
   * Add myself to uploaders.
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