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Re: Bug#308495: iBook display still on while asleep


All I can say at this point is that it didn't work without specifying the kernel argument. As far as 2.6.8 goes, it didn't work period. I tried it with the kernel arg and it didn't work, but it did work with 2.6.12-rc4 and However again, I did need to explicitly give them the append=video... arg to get them to work, without it didn't. If you know of another way, then that would be great. You can probably get in contact with Ben since he obviously has much deeper insight into this situation than I.

As far as the kernel video drivers for aty128fb and radeonfb go, they seem to be in /sys/bus/pci/drivers, or at least crucial info regarding them is. I couldn't find anywhere else that they were.


P.S. sure wish that I could enjoy a brew at Uerige (sp?)...

On May 12, 2005, at 11:38 AM, Michael Schmitz wrote:

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On Thu, 12 May 2005, Jeff Green wrote:

With crucial help from Ben Herrenschmidt, the problem has been
associated with the 2.6.8 kernel. We substituted a newer kernel
(2.6.12-rc4) and it now works okay. Note: the "aty128fb" or "radeonfb"
video drivers for the kernel must be invoked during kernel boot for the
old iBooks.


does the 2.6.8 kernel not include the video drivers compiled in, or why do you find it is necessary to specify the video driver as a kernel argument?

The kernel should probe video drivers in a sane order, meaning offb comes
dead last, as a last ditch fallback.


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