Re: Modular i810fb broken, partial fix

From: Antonino A. Daplas
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 16:30:30 EST

Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 21:03:15 +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
>> 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.
> And does fbcon make sense *without* fbdevs?

You can load fbcon only if you also load the core fb layer. But without
any registered fbdevs, fbcon just stays in memory and will not take over
the console.

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