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Bug 147793 - It should be possible to disable the integrated fbcon driver at boot time
It should be possible to disable the integrated fbcon driver at boot time
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-02-11 07:09 EST by Henning Schmiedehausen
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:16 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 20:46:02 EDT
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This is the patch for the disable switch. (1.16 KB, patch)
2005-02-11 07:10 EST, Henning Schmiedehausen
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Description Henning Schmiedehausen 2005-02-11 07:09:53 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0

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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Henning Schmiedehausen 2005-02-11 07:10:48 EST
Created attachment 110966 [details]
This is the patch for the disable switch.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 14:22:22 EDT
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-10-02 20:46:02 EDT
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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