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Re: X problem ibook 2.2

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:34:33PM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > You seem to be following this list :-) So doesn BenH, BTW.
> >
> > That is no excuse for a proper bug report. Such kind of things are much
> > easier to miss or later forget if they are not properly filled.
> > especially now that i am using the 2.4 benh tree, there should really be
> > no reason not to fill such a bug report.
> Bug reports make the maintainers' life easier (unless you happen to keep a
> close tab on list gossip), I grant you that. But users are reluctant to
> file bug reports - first of all, what package to file against, how do I
> figure out the version, better ask on the list first. Oops, now that I've
> reported this strange behavior to the list, why jump through more hoops
> and file a bug?

  reportbug kernel-image-2.4.25-powerpc-pmac, and i will sort out stuff. 

Not reporting bugs and expecting things to get fixed is illusionary, 

> > > What you _could_ do is write yet another FAQ explaining what 2.4 kernels
> >
> > Thanks for volunteering my time, why you don't go ahead, and write such
> > a document so i could include it in the debian kernel package ?
> Because I've got enough on my plate already? But nobody bothers to read
> FAQs anymore, writing one would be a total waste of time.

A nice README.Debian in the kernel-image package would be read i guess.

> > > are expected to do (support ancient hardware well, period), and which 2.6
> > > versions to try instead.
> >
> > As there is no official debian 2.6 kernel yet (and probably wont be in
> Strange, I just installed 2.6.3-1-k7 last week on my Athlon box.

Ah, and i suppose we are on the debian-k7 mailing list ? I was naturally
speaking about the powerpc patch package.

> > the near future if i have to loose time in writing FAQs and other such
> > stuff you want me to), and as debian-installer doesn't support 2.6
> > kernels anyway yet, the point is moot.
> debian-installer not supporting 2.6 and X drm not working with 2.4 are
> completely separate issues.

Well, the thing that links them is that it is me who is going to solve
them, and that my time is limited, and if i need to choose i will put
debian-installer ahead today, and in a week or two, i may have forgotten
this issue.

> > For your information, my current priorities are getting debian-installer
> > working on all supported powerpc hardware. We missed that with the
> > beta3, so let's make sure this is not the case for beta4. Then getting a
> > 2.6 kernel out, hopefully beta4 will include support for them already. I
> > am also working on a ppc64 toolchain, so we can get ppc64 power3 and
> > power4 kernels, see Benjamins remark about abandoning ppc32 support for
> > those in the not so far future.
> I recall he said that. Thanks for clarifying your priorities. Has anyone
> else volunteered to start on ppc 2.6 kernel packages yet?

I will, Jens has also started looking at this, and the plan was for he
to comaintain the package with me. there is no kernel-source-2.6.5 yet
though, as the plan is to jump to this one immediately.


Sven Luther

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