Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234382
intelfb cannot be used for local flat panel (laptop)
Last modified: 2009-12-18 00:54:59 EST
Description of problem:
I'd like to use intelfb instead of vesafb for a big console.
After adding MODULES=intelfb to /etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd as suggested on
#fedora-devel and rebuilding the initrd I thought it would just work.
It didn't. I tried adding video=intelfb:mode=1280x800 no change.
SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO
sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 sda7 >
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
intelfb: Framebuffer driver for Intel(R)
intelfb: Version 0.9.4
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
intelfb: 00:02.0: Intel(R) 945GM, aperture size 256MB, stolen memory 7932kB
intelfb: Non-CRT device is enabled ( LVDS port ). Disabling mode switching.
intelfb: Video mode must be programmed at boot time.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
My guess is that unless it's compiled-in, the proper mode won't get initialized.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo MODULES=intelfb >> /etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd
2. mkinitrd /boot/initrd.new `uname -r`
3. edit /etc/grub.conf to use the new initrd
Console stays in 80x25 mode.
Console should switch to framebuffer mode.
vesafb works just fine if I just specify vga=0x360
Try loading intelfb after booting with vga=0x360
intelfb: Cannot reserve FB region
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
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I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
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It still happens with Fedora 7 (one of the latest kernels). I haven't upgraded
to 8 on that laptop yet.
Upgraded to F-8, still no change with 22.214.171.124-105.fc8.
Installed F-10snap2 on another laptop, same behaviour.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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