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Bug#627585: /boot/vmlinux-2.6.32-5-powerpc: Only depth 8bpp works with XGI Volari Z9s card PCA-5612 when using sisfb

On Sun, 2011-05-22 at 16:19 +0800, Andrew Buckeridge wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-31
> Severity: normal
> File: /boot/vmlinux-2.6.32-5-powerpc
> If a depth other than 8 bit is chosen colours are not mapped properly.
> The text on the virtual console is not white. The same happens when
> X.org is started.
> The virtual console is functional at 8 bpp (appart from the DVI port),
> but if I force depth with the X server with -- -depth 16, 24 or 32 I get
> the same problem.
> Many X apps are no longer functional with 256 colours. However, 16 bpp
> should be adequate. (i.e. 1400x1050x16 similar to vesa mode 0x0348)
> Also the DVI port on the PCA-5612 card is not active. This should mirror
> the CRT output. This may be bug #610710.

Please test whether this problem is also present in Linux 2.6.39, as
packaged in unstable.  Note that you will need to upgrade
initramfs-tools at the same time, but this remains backward-compatible.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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