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Re: Kernel-imaage-2.6.11

On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 10:55:49PM -0700, Michael wrote:
> I did apt-get update today and installed the latest version of the 
> kernel image 2.6.11 package, whether that is still 2.6.11-1 I don't 
> remember, but actually under the advice of Sven I did install the 
> powerpc-smp one.  As I figurred on boot my sccreen goes blank while the 
> rest of the starrtup happens.  But as I told Sven I would "play ball" 
> and file official bug reports against the kernel package.  So does this 
> qualify for a bug report, and/or could somebody point me to the process?

apt-get install reportbug
reportbug kernel-source-2.6.11
... fill in the details ...

> Also I am using the xserrver package from the unstable branch, What does 
> it mean when you start it and the error reported was that it could not 
> find a valid framebuffer device?

Mmm, strange.

> And just to clarify I know it says this because I have booted with 
> video=ofonly, logged in, and then run startx, but the framebuffer I am 
> suposed to use is aty128fb.  But my fear is that if the video=ofonly is 
> passed to the kernel at login  that that will stop the x-server from 
> being able to access the aty128 framebuffer, could someone tell me if my 
> fears are justified in that?

Seems a reasonable conclusion. Since as far as i know, offb doesn't let
himself be unloaded for another framebuffer device to take on.


Sven Luther

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