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    SubjectRe: 2.5: ieee1394 still broken, vesafb still broken, ipv6 still broken
    On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 01:51:04AM +0200, Felix von Leitner wrote:
    > I am surprised that Linus thinks now is the time to move towards a
    > stable 1.6 release, I don't see any sign for increased stability in
    > 2.5.59. I am still forced to use 2.5.53 because that is the last kernel
    > that has working ieee1394.
    > To reiterate the problems:
    > ohci1394 detects my controller, sbp2 gets the same unsolicited packets
    > from my Maxtor firewire hard disk as 2.5.53, but no sign of a
    > detected SCSI device.
    > vesafb is told to go to 1024x768-32, does so, but then reads from my
    > TFT display that 1600x1200 is the native resolution and then thinks
    > that is the resolution it is using (even fbset says so). The result
    > is that I can only see the upper half of my screen, and the display
    > is garbled to boot because the line length is too large, meaning
    > writing something in the right half of the 1600x1200 screen results
    > in overwriting something on the left of my real 1024x768 screen.
    > ipv6 is still broken because running npush and then starting npoll on
    > another virtual terminal will hang the kernel hard instantaneously.
    > So hard, in fact, that I don't have a trace I could give you. Since
    > vesafb is broken (hint, hint), I only see the last lines, which say
    > something about a fatal error in an interrupt routine and a callback
    > where the last lines are call_socketcall and call_syscall (IIRC).
    > npush and npoll are from the ncp package, which you can find at
    > We should not make any wind about even mentioning 2.6 to the press until
    > we at least reach the basic functionality requirements, let alone
    > stability of 2.4. I find the situation pretty embarassing considering
    > that I am running around and telling customers to install Linux (come
    > see me at LinuxTag, by the way, I'm talking about scalable network
    > programming on Linux there. It would be really embarassing if I
    > couldn't present the slides about the cool 2.5 features because 2.5 just
    > happens to still suck then.
    > And if you are right now considering to tell me that I should go to
    > nvidia tech support, please limit yourself to private email as to reduce
    > the embarrassment and damage you are causing to the rest of this list
    > with Theo DeRaadt style user alienation. And unless you are going to
    > investigate these, don't even bother with private email as well.
    > Bullshit like that makes Windows look like the better option. The
    > FreeBSD people are probably having a field day with this nvidia episode
    > here.
    > Felix
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    For the vesafb just remove the EDID ifdef in drivers/video/vesafb.c,
    line 303 to 308.
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