Re: Kernel-image-2.6.11(fixed typo)
Sven Luther wrote:
Ok being pissed off that I couldn't figure this out, I just started
typing stuff into the video argument and I think I had some success at
what I needed to do, and either located a bug or typed something
wrong. Jaguar reports my screen as having the following resolutions:
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.
I booted with "video=aty128fb:1024x768@99" and got video! But alas it
was zeroed wrong :( What I mean by this is ok when you boot you see the
penguin at the top left corner, now for me I have the smp so I have two
penguins side-by-side, and the video cut everything off before the
second penguin. So now I think I got somewhere, so I kept testing. I
booted with "video=aty128fb:1024x768@99Hz" screen goes blank after the
I booted "video=aty128fb:800x600@124" screen goes blank
I booted "video=aty128fb:800x600@124Hz" screen goes blank
I booted "video=aty128fb:832x624@120" screen goes blank
I booted "video=aty128fb:1024x768@99" I get the offset video display again!
I booted "video=aty128fb:1056x792@96" screen goes blank
Now in my research people that have run X Sessions on this monitor in
linux have only had luck with 1024x768, so I'm guessing that's the only
resolution that will work. Oh yeah I also booted plain "video=aty128fb"
and the scrreen went blank, so does this tell anyone anything?