Re: [!] 2.6.26 + vga=791
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> From: David Witbrodt <email@example.com>
> To: Hugo Vanwoerkom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 1, 2008 10:34:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [!] 2.6.26 + vga=791
> > 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!
> That is good news. You may be getting close to a solution.
> Might I suggestion the following incantation:
> diff -y | less
> I use that after I compile my new kernels from source and respond to the
> questions presented by 'make oldconfig'. I keep personal documentation
> on the kernel config settings that are relevant for my machines, and I
> have found this diff trick to be the fastest way to incorporate changes
> with new kernel versions.
> The "-y" option gives you a side-by-side dump of both files -- no lines
> omitted -- with indicators of lines that are different and lines that
> are contained in only one file. Hopefully you have a fairly high
> resolution monitor! ;) I like to run that diff in an xterm that I have
> maximized using the F11 key.
> Dave W.