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SubjectRe: edd breaking vesafb
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Le jeudi 18 septembre 2008 à 09:26 -0700, H. Peter Anvin a écrit :
> Pascal Terjan wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I got a report of vesafb no longer working since edd is used on a
> > machine (Shuttle FN41SP).
> > It's a BIOS bug that was easily workarounded by calling set_video before
> > query_edd.
> > Does someone see some issue in doing that ?
> >
>
> Yes, it means that we won't get the status and error messages from
> query_edd. In fact, we changed the ordering specifically for this reason.

Indeed

> The VESA code and EDD code both use the boot code heap. One could guess
> that the problem is data left on the heap by the EDD code causing a
> failure when combined with a bad BIOS.
>
> Does this patch work for you?
>

No it does not help

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