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Re: aty128fb

On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 21:24 -0500, vinai wrote:
I am still unable to start my computer with video=aty128fb and X is
still complaining about no frame buffer devices, even though I have
/dev/fb1 - 9 or 8.  I am utterly frustrated at this, and I have found
no help in anything I have read on line I can pass video=aty128fb
argument on the command line, but I don't think it does anything.  I
even installed fbset and ran the command to output the configuration
needed for X, but didn't understand it, is someone having similar

Not just a problem for you.  Somewhere along the line, I also lost
support for my Mach64 video card, even doing text boots into a console.
This loss of support was in the Debian kernels - which is why I didn't
notice when that happened - as I normally compile my own kernels.

The best result I've had is from an installer kernel - it was able to
text-boot into d-i and let me install testing a couple of months ago.
But the kernel it installed for actually running the system again did
not give me any video on boot.

So what I do now is boot blindly, login and start X.  I have my old X
settings from when I had fully supported video, and the video drivers
in X still work, thankfully.  And I keep around a 2.4 kernel which has
full (working) support for all my hardware, just in case I need to do
diagnostics on boot.

Does upstream 2.6.12-rc2 work for you ?


Don't know.  I can give it a try tonight.  Where do I pull the sources
for this kernel from ?


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