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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: Hotplug blacklist and video devices
On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 16:14 -0500, Jon Smirl wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 16:08:22 -0500, Bill Nottingham <> wrote:
> > Under Fedora (and RHEL), they're there because we generally
> > don't want to load them unless the user asked for them.
> Is there a specific reason why they are blocked?

One reaseon might be that the framebuffer devices can cause problems,
e.g. with proprietary X drivers.

> For example I'm looking at making changes to DRM such that DRM will
> require the corresponding framebuffer driver to be loaded.

Ignoring my suspicion that people won't like stuff getting forced down
their throats like this (why would a DRM _require_ a framebuffer
device?), does the hotplug blacklisting of the framebuffer devices
matter at all if the DRM depends on them, i.e. won't they be loaded
regardless when the DRM is loaded?

Earthling Michel Dänzer | Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast |

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