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Bug#182704: Debconf configuration sets use_fbdev without asking, making X unstartable



On Sam, 2003-03-01 at 02:27, Branden Robinson wrote: 
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:04:53PM +0100, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> > > Uh, so it sounds like you're telling me that /proc/fb is essentially
> > > useless for autoconfiguring the X server.
> > > 
> > > 1) /proc/fb reporting something doesn't mean you can just switch on
> > >    "UseFBDev", because that won't work with "generic [kernel] drivers"
> > 
> > I do think parsing /proc/fb to determine this is feasible, we just need
> > to gather enough data.
> 
> Well, why don't you get me started with some, and we can add more as
> time goes by?

Here's some OFfb output:

0 OFfb /pci@f0000000/ATY,CrownParent@10/AT

And vesafb:

0 VESA VGA

These look easy. :) I think these are the most common generic
framebuffer devices, then there's also vga{16,256}fb but I doubt they
are widely used.


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




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