On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 11:38:59 +0100
Oliver Grawert <ogra@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> decisions like the kernel package split are driven by technical, legal
> or usability reasons (with focus on the enduser (read: ease of use of
> the binary packages))
Do *any* of the Gutsy or Hardy kernels currently actually work with frame
buffer? ( vga=788 etc. )
The last standard/ generic or i386 kernel to work with vesafb appears to be
the Feisty kernel... I have tested Gutsy and Hardy kernels, and both
seem at least to require initramfs config changes for fbcon and vesafb and
"update-initramfs -u" - but whether this is a general "solution" is not at
all clear, since it seems to be hardware-dependent.
This bug has been around since at least August 2007...
( side note: Have a look at the length of the list of subscribers to this
bug, and the general frustration expressed in the comments. )
This breaks apps that expect to use the frame buffer, makes using
Ubuntu without X either unpleasant or impossible, and for some people
actually results in completely blank tty virtual terminals.
"INX Is Not X" Live CD based on Ubuntu 7.04 : http://inx.maincontent.net
Screenshots slideshow: http://inx.maincontent.net/album/1.png.html
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