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Re: RFC: xorg configuration generation on sparc

On Friday 14 July 2006 01:18, Jurij Smakov wrote:

> * cfb and cfb32 modules are loaded by default on sparc. Currently sunffb
> driver (probably most common) depends on symbols from these modules.
> sunffb is also made a default driver, in case detection fails.

I unfortunately can't test the variant xserver-xorg package until 7/23.

Is sunffb (UPA in U30, U60, U2, U1?) really most common among Linux users, or 
is ati (blades, U5, U10, some PCI cards)?  In both cases the new detection 
logic should find the right type.

With all of these Tuxes visible at boot, it's a shame we can't use fbdev as a 
fallback.  Does this actually work on any Sparc?

Why not make an unrecognized framebuffer fail the install and provide a 
pointer to a manual process?  People encountering the failure could be asked 
to post a Debian bug against xserver-xorg (or against 
xserver-xorg-video-sunffb to narrow it down to the platform) and provide a 
prtconf transcript.

-- SP

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