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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.3-rc3
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Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> writes:

> > > It doesn't seem to work on my x86 laptop. The screen goes black when
> > > the framebuffer is enabled early in the boot sequence. The machine
> > > boots normally anyway and I can log in from the network or log in
> > > blindly at the console. I can then start the X server which appears to
> > > work correctly, but switching back to a console still gives me a black
> > > screen. Running "setfont" doesn't fix it. Here is what dmesg reports
> > > when running 2.6.3-rc3:
> >
> > Did it ever work ? (I need to know if it's a regression or some problem
> > that was already there in the first place). (Hrm... looking at the end
> > of your mail, it indeed seem to be a regression with this version)
>
> BTW. This is the reason I left the "old" driver in, you can still
> build it if the new ones goes wrong.

Yes, you can still build the old driver, but it doesn't work unless
you also apply this patch:

--- linux/drivers/video/fbmem.c.old 2004-02-15 11:47:26.000000000 +0100
+++ linux/drivers/video/fbmem.c 2004-02-15 11:43:42.000000000 +0100
@@ -222,6 +222,9 @@
#ifdef CONFIG_FB_RADEON
{ "radeonfb", radeonfb_init, radeonfb_setup },
#endif
+#ifdef CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD
+ { "radeonfb_old", radeonfb_init, radeonfb_setup },
+#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_FB_CONTROL
{ "controlfb", control_init, control_setup },
#endif
--
Peter Osterlund - petero2@telia.com
http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340
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