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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.16 Bug (PPC)
Already learned how to fix this earlier, had to have nvram compiled in.


Paul Mackerras wrote:

> war writes:
>
> > Bug still resides in 2.4.16 still, even after the PPC fixes that were
> > applied to 2.4.16-pre1.
> >
> > If nobody cares about PPC updates, I guess I should put the box back on
> > the shelf.
>
> Gratuitous rudeness will usually get you an answer. :)
>
> > The video driver (plat) is the framebuffer for a few macs, without it,
> > I cannot do anything.
> >
> > Any plans to fix this?
> >
> > // default_vmode = nvram_read_byte(NV_VMODE);
> > // default_cmode = nvram_read_byte(NV_CMODE);
> >
> > Commenting the two undefined functions out in drivers/video/platinumfb.c
> > allows for a successful compile.
> > It also allows for the video driver to be brought up succesfully.
>
> Have you reported this before, on this list or anywhere else?
>
> The problem is that your config is slightly unusual in that you have
> turned off CONFIG_NVRAM. We can put some ifdefs in so that it
> compiles without CONFIG_NVRAM. For now, just turn on CONFIG_NVRAM.
>
> Paul.

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