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Bug#686528: linux-image-3.2.0-3-486: [lxfb] doesn't understand modes passed via GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX in /etc/default/grub

On Sun, 2012-09-02 at 17:45 -0700, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > > This, combined with the fact that lxfb recently started to ship as a
> > > compiled-in feature, rather than as a module,
> > 
> > It looks like lxfb was always built-in on the 486 flavour and modular
> > on the 686 flavour, so this change results from the removal of the 686
> > flavour.  I don't see any good reason for the difference and I think
> > it should be modular on 486 too.  (Also, I notice that the Geode
> > framebuffer drivers are enabled on the 686-pae flavour, which doesn't
> > run on any of the Geode SoCs!)
> I'd certainly prefer it to be modular.  Module autoloading happens
> properly thanks to the video chip being a (virtual) PCI device.

So long as it's not blacklisted, which it is by default
(/etc/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf).  Anyway, I think this means that
you'll both be happy if I make it modular.


Ben Hutchings
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

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