Re: Bug#308495: iBook display still on while asleep
firstname.lastname@example.org (Debian stuff)
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.