Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147793
It should be possible to disable the integrated fbcon driver at boot time
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:16:45 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a system which crashes with the fbcon because it chooses the wrong fbcon
at boot time (it has two). It should be possible to pass a command line flag to
disable the fbcon driver.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Boot a notebook with the cpad fbcon driver enabled.
Actual Results: The notebook crashes.
Expected Results: It should boot and display the boot messages on the (big) screen.
The attached patch adds a new option to the fbcon driver called "disable". When this is passed to the kernel, it disables the fbcon driver at boot time.
Created attachment 110966 [details]
This is the patch for the disable switch.
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This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
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