Re: Modular i810fb broken, partial fix

From: Manuel Lauss
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 07:02:06 EST

Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:

i810fb as a module is broken (checked with 2.6.13-mm3 and 2.6.14-rc2-mm1).
It compiles, but the module doesn't actually load because the kernel doesn't recognize the hardware (the MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE statement is missing).

The attached patch fixes this.

However, the resulting module still doesn't work.
It loads, and then garbles the display (black screen with a couple of yellow lines, no matter what is written into the framebuffer device).

Did you compile CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE statically, or did a modprobe fbcon?
Does i810fb work if compiled statically?

I tried the module on my i815 laptop, after modprobe the module does nothing.
The call to pci_register_driver() returns 0, and thats it; the probe function
does not get called. Same thing with Bernhard's patch applied. No problems
when compiled-in. Kernel 2.6.14-rc2-mm1, AGP compiled in, no DRM.


Manuel Lauss.
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