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Re: TiBook X issues



On Sat, Apr 07, 2001 at 12:36:39PM -0700, Wilhelm *rafial* Fitzpatrick wrote:
> >sorry this won't work, yaboot has no such option `video='  so the
> >kernel never sees this.  the correct way is:
> 
> Interesting... I certainly believe you, since you would know.  There 
> are number of sample yaboot configs floating around in the mailing 
> list archives with video=foo, obviously misinformation is being 
> spread. (What! misinformation on the internet?!?  I'm shocked!)

it is indeed misinformation, though benh has been meaning to make
yaboot treat `video=' just like `root=' right now yaboot knows nothing
about it and will simply ignore the unknown variable.  

> The reason I assumed it was working was that I do see messages 
> referring to the aty128 video on boot.  Perhaps I'm lucky and the 
> kernel is figuring stuff out for itself.  I'll certainly try changing 
> the video= option to the correct append="video=..." version and see 
> if it affects my configuration for the better!

the kernel is usually pretty good about figuring out the framebuffer
on its own most of the time you only need to specify a video= argument
when you want different modes then the kernel chooses by default.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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