Re: XVR-500 support in Lenny
Dave, Julien, thanks for your replies.
I asked just to make sure I did not miss something obvious (like the .config file in /boot
dir :)). I've been wondering why Debian on Sparc doesn't have compiled-in drivers for
SUN's graphics cards. I can confirm that sunxvr500 driver works flawlessly even with
XVR-600 card (although lspci shows wrong description), so at least all Sun Blade 500
users would benefit. And I suppose that sunxvr2500 is not any worse.
So, please, could you consider to compile them in? The difference between OpenBoot ansi
terminal and XVR-600 framebuffer is abysmal.
Well, a google search turned up this page
(http://merkel.debian.org/~jurij/) which has the Debian kernel
The entry for 2.6.26-8 for sparc, "config-2.6.26-1-sparc64.gz
# CONFIG_FB_XVR500 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_XVR2500 is not set
Does that help?
[I was expecting to find information that tells me where the "config"
file details are contained on a running system (under /proc, I thought),
but I haven't found that, yet.... Perhaps that functionality isn't
available / compiled into the sparc kernels...]