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
... 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?
> 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.