Re: Re:No backlight control on PowerBook G4
From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Wed Nov 05 2003 - 19:30:19 EST
On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 07:05, Daniel Egger wrote:
> Am Mon, den 03.11.2003 schrieb Benjamin Herrenschmidt um 22:54:
> > > Interesting, will try. I've a whole bunch of more pressing problems with
> > > my new baby, though. X is completely broken, no matter which X modelines
> > > I configure I get nothing but sizzle on the screen, it seems that the
> > > mode setup for the LVDS with the 9600 Mobility is bork.
> Just checked. It doesn't work with the latest (Linus) 2.6-test and
> radeonfb. Do you have any special patches in your tree for radeonfb?
No, I told you to use _my_ 2.6 tree which contains a new radeonfb
that have not yet been merged upstream.
bk://ppc.bkbits.net/linuxppc-2.5-benh or rsync from
> BTW: It took me quite a while to figure out that the only working image
> with yaboot was the zImage.chrp. The normal vmlinux doesn't contain a
> valid ELF signature (according to yaboot) and the seemingly obvious
> vmlinux.elf-pmac goes boom while trying to decompress the kernel.
Yaboot normally loads a plain vmlinux, though if you are using tftp, you
need to modify yaboot to be able to d/l more than 4Mb (edit fs_of.c and
change the allocated size). The ELF image should work, at least the
one produced by my tree does, it's possible that there's a similar size
problem with the one in Linus tree, a few of those recent changes haven't
yet made it to Linus.
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