Re: Modular i810fb broken, partial fix

From: Antonino A. Daplas
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 08:04:13 EST

Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 18:39:35 +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
>> Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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?
> Since this is *really* coming out often: is there a specific reason
> why the fb modules do not depend on fbcon?

Some need fbdev only, without fbcon, ie, embedded.

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