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Re: [!] 2.6.26 + vga=791

Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

I reported here on 5/18/2008 that I couldn't use vga=791 with the Debian 2.6.25 kernel, but *could* with the 2.6.25 from kernel.org.

Same issue with 2.6.26: vga=791 gets "undefined video mode". Yet it works fine with 2.6.26 from kernel.org, so it is clearly a Debian issue.

In the 2 months that have expired noone has been able to shed light on this Bug#481063.

Too bad. For me 2.6.26-1-686 is unusable.

But I did something interesting: I recompiled 2.6.26-1-686 but changed to .config file to what I use with my homerolled kernel. And guess what: vga=791 works!

The problem lies in the .config file that Debian uses and apparently my hardware. Something that Maximilian Attems pointed out in http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=481063:

please enlighten us on the .config changes.
we are *not* carrying any fb specific patches.

So now I have to go item by item and investigate the diff in .config files, which is vast because with my .config the kernel compiles in 12 minutes and with the Debian .config it takes 1 hour + 20 minutes!


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