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Old 11-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#405285: linux-image-2.6.18-3-sparc64: framebuffer broken in 2.6 since 2.6.8

On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 09:50:28PM +1100, Tim Connors wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.18-3-sparc64
> Version: 2.6.18-8
> Severity: important
>
> Upon installing either of the sarge 2.6.8 or sid 2.6.18 kernels on my
> Sun Ultra10 with a Creator 3D card (as well as onboard ati rage 128,
> from my understanding), I get get a kernel that boots up without a
> console. It seems to be a well known problem with a solution of
> appending "video=atyfbff" to silo; perhaps this should be done by
> default?
>
> Furthermore (probably related?), apparently the ffb driver is
> completely dead anyway from 2.6.8, and as such has been removed from
> the kernel: http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/1/5/33
>
> If they are the same problems, is there any chance of getting this
> looked into? Presumably not being able to modprobe ffb (because it
> doesn't exist) is the reason why we also don't have working DRM under
> Xorg?

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

If you're running Etch, could you try to reproduce this bug
with the 2.6.24 based kernel added in 4.0r4?
http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6.24.html

Cheers,
Moritz



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Old 11-29-2008, 02:09 AM
Tim Connors
 
Default Bug#405285: linux-image-2.6.18-3-sparc64: framebuffer broken in 2.6 since 2.6.8

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 09:50:28PM +1100, Tim Connors wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6.18-3-sparc64
> > Version: 2.6.18-8
> > Severity: important
> >
> > Upon installing either of the sarge 2.6.8 or sid 2.6.18 kernels on my
> > Sun Ultra10 with a Creator 3D card (as well as onboard ati rage 128,
> > from my understanding), I get get a kernel that boots up without a
> > console. It seems to be a well known problem with a solution of
> > appending "video=atyfbff" to silo; perhaps this should be done by
> > default?
> >
> > Furthermore (probably related?), apparently the ffb driver is
> > completely dead anyway from 2.6.8, and as such has been removed from
> > the kernel: http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/1/5/33
> >
> > If they are the same problems, is there any chance of getting this
> > looked into? Presumably not being able to modprobe ffb (because it
> > doesn't exist) is the reason why we also don't have working DRM under
> > Xorg?
>
> Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?
>
> If you're running Etch, could you try to reproduce this bug
> with the 2.6.24 based kernel added in 4.0r4?
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6.24.html

That machine has been decommisioned, so I am unable to test at this time.

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