[Intel-gfx] 2.6.32-rc3 regression (I think): i915 framebuffer doesn't work

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 07:21:42 CEST 2009

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Andrew Lutomirski <luto at mit.edu> wrote:
> Somewhere between 2.6.32-rc2 and 2.6.32-rc3 (I think -- it might have
> been a bit earlier), the framebuffer stopped working.  I see this
> because Plymouth (F11) boots in test mode not graphical mode.  The
> exact same userspace on 2.6.31 works fine.
> (This seems to be getting worse.  Eric Anholt's for-linus worked
> yesterday with text mode plymouth but now just hangs using the same
> image -- I don't have any good explanation for that one.)

yeah its a bug in plymouth but I think I'll revert the kernel at some point.

plymouth thinks fbs with only TrueColor are useful, we now advertise
DirectColor. Not really sure which is more correct, I think fbdev is just
as confused.


> This is a Lenovo X200s, which has a GM45.
> Thanks,
> Andy
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