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Re: need (pmac owner help) with powerpc package.

On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 10:54:08AM +0100, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > No, that's aty128fb related (screen corruption when fbdev accel is on).
> > > There's a known workaround; document it (maybe add a big fat warning in
> > > the postinstall) and let upstream handle it (any idea, Ben?)
> >
> > Mmm, i have to look into this bug report again. What is the workaround ?
> > Disabling the accel ? This seems like a lousy workaround. Maybe i should
> If you have a better idea - it only affects text console, and unless you
> find someone to debug the accel routines, it's better than screen garbage.
> Ben disabled text accel in 2.6, BTW.

Ok, so i could backport this fix, no ?

> > disable the accel by default though, and it could be reenabled by a
> > command line option.
> Sure, set noaccel=1 and rename the boot option to accel. But it's a rare
> glitch from what I've heard, so mentioning the fbset -accel false fix in
> the README might be enough.

Mmm, it makes better impression when it works at once, without options
though, i will look at it.

BTW, the newer powerpc kernel packages have been accepted this morning


Sven Luther

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