Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9361
kernel compiled with ATI frame buffers
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
The kernel is compiled with the ATI frame buffer enabled but the X
configuration has no frame buffer server available (if it works). I have
an ATI Rage Pro with 8MB. The 8MB vidoe ram is detected but there is NO
detection of the Rage Pro. When I select it, it does not work (well, sort
of but not so I can see anything) because the kernel has ati frame buffer
enabled. Yes, I know I can use linux atyfb:off but why should I need to.
I noticed that the kernel used by the installer DOES NOT have the ATI frame
I seem to remember this problem from the last beta as well as in rawhide.
If you insist on enabling this, I hope that the frame buffer stuff is
tested by someone. My testing has shown it does not work -- please turn it
Framebuffer support is no longer compiled into the kernel (as of something like
4:00am 2/11/00) so this is no longer an issue. All framebuffer support is now
modular and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. So, once we cut
something with 2.2.14-1.5.0 in it (yes, I know this is a step back from the
kernel in beta3) you will see this change. Hopefully we will be putting out a
RawHide the evening of (2/11/00).