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Re: No offb in kernel-image-2.4.16-powerpc

Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 08:46:26AM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:

Adam C Powell IV wrote:

Unfortunately, like 2.4.12, although CONFIG_FB_OF=y, it behaves as if there is no offb!

Found the problem. In offb_init(), somewhere between 2.4.8 and 2.4.12, the normal bootx way to initialize the video has been surrounded by
which is not set in the Debian kernel-image packages.

I'm not going to suggest that we reinstate that flag (just reread the archives, particularly from this past February, not a good thing). But in general, why is that test there? Do the tests for bootx at the start of that function (prom_num_displays == 0 && boot_infos != 0) not work?

In summary, is BootX/ofonly going to be unsupported by the Debian kernel-image packages, or is there some way to make it work?

Checking back on this bug... This code still appears to be there. Have
you talked to Ben about this?

No. I wrote to linuxppc-dev way back in December 10-13, thread "Why require CONFIG_BOOTX_TEXT for so much of offb?", and Tom Rini and Peter Bergner seemed to agree that it wasn't necessary.

Ben reads this list, right?

-Adam P.

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