[Nouveau] shouldn't nouveau.ko depend on fbcon.ko?
currojerez at riseup.net
Wed Aug 25 09:15:53 PDT 2010
Dragos Delcea <dragos.delcea at gmail.com> writes:
> I noticed that loading nouveau doesn't load fbcon automatically; and without fbcon, when loading nouveau the
> console turns blank. I spent a few good hours until I was able to figure out that I had to manually modprobe
> fbcon to get the console back after loading nouveau.
> This is happening on a vanilla 18.104.22.168; shouldn't there be dependencies in place between modules?
> Note that I haven't got to the xorg part just yet, I'm currently installing gentoo.
We already do, except for kernels compiled with "Configure standard
kernel features (for small systems)". Strictly speaking, nouveau doesn't
depend on fbcon so that option is left open for e.g. embedded platforms
that don't need a framebuffer console.
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