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



On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 08:49:47PM +0100, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> > For example, the glint driver doesn't know anything about UseFBDev, and
> > will work just fine without it, even if you were using pm3fb for
> > example. That said it doesn't use the fbdev for mode configuration or
> > anything.
> > 
> > Now, the glint driver for pm2fb on amiga/apus hardware, will autodetect
> > that we are on amiga/apus, and start using the fbdev in this case. More
> > or less, michel wrote that code, so he knows more than me on this issue.
> 
> AFAICS the glint driver is a special case which can be covered by adding
> pm3fb to the list of framebuffer devices Option "UseFBDev" doesn't work
> with.

pm3fb or pm2fb?  I don't see a justification in the above paragraphs for
marking either of them as incompatible with UseFBDev.

"Will work fine without it" doesn't mean we should forbid usage of
"UseFBDev" with that framebuffer type.

We should only forbid where we know it will always cause problems.

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