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Bug 9361 - kernel compiled with ATI frame buffers
kernel compiled with ATI frame buffers
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-11 15:40 EST by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 16:03:23 EST
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-02-11 15:40:04 EST
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
buffer enabled.

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

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 16:03:59 EST
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).

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