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Bug#182976: xserver-xfree86: more information in debconf about possible problems with framebuffer

On Sam, 2003-03-01 at 13:10, Marco Herrn wrote:
> Sometimes using the framebuffer device can lead to problems (for example
> when using nvidia drivers). 

How so? I thought they simply didn't support it, in which case they
should ignore it.

> The error message from the X server is not
> very verbose:
> 	EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
> 	Fatal server error:
> 	no screens found
> Nobody can know that this can be the result of using framebuffer.

Indeed, because it's a very generic error message which can be caused by
a lot of things. If Option "UseFBDev" is a problem, the usual symptom is
the driver aborting right after loading the fbdevhw module.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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