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Re: PowerPC roadmap for Stretch

Mathieu Malaterre wrote...

> Since there has been some fuss about powerpc recently, let's see if I
> can get some help on issue(s) I'd like to fix for Stretch.

Let's see what I can do (and I'm subscribed to debian-powerpc now, so
no need for Cc: in the future :)

> 1. Secret GRUB option in d-i.
> This is no suprise that we have a situation with yaboot in powerpc (in
> particular partman-ext3 #825110). So I would like to finish the
> initial work to have GRUB be an alternative on PowerMac (famous secret
> option in d-i).
> Who can help me finish:
> - https://bugs.debian.org/610206 (I sent a patch but would appreciate
> feedback) ?
> - https://bugs.debian.org/691207 ?
> - https://bugs.debian.org/691209 ?

I'll give it a try.

> 2. offb/ATY,RockHopper: inverts red and blue in bterm
> I have not been able to make progress on
> https://bugs.debian.org/825840. So if anyone is familar with
> ioctl/FBIOPUTCMAP, I'd appreciate a little help here.

I can confirm it's still there. Saw it when testing d-i for my recent
report and was a bit confused. But isn't this rather some

> 3. radeonfb should be able to kick out offb
> In case (2) above cannot be solved in time. We can also fix the color
> inversion another way. Technically some PowerMac uses a radeon based
> graphic card, so we could fix the radeonfb module issue so that it is
> properly loaded during d-i.
> So who can help me with:
> https://bugs.debian.org/826629 ?

Sorry, both my boxes are nvidia. Which causes a lot of trouble, too.


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