linux 2.2.8/2.2.9 oddities

Piotr Muszynski u0295020 at
Tue May 18 18:51:13 EST 1999

Jack Howarth wrote:

>    Is anyone else seeing oddities in the graphics of Linux 2.2.8
> and 2.2.9 on G3s? Under the new Reference Release 1.0, the supplied
> Linux 2.2.6 kernel works fine however when I build either 2.2.8
> or 2.2.9 from the kernel sources I have the following problem.
> When using bootx with the kernel flags below...
> video=atyfb:vmode:13,cmode=1 adb_buttons=1
> ...which always as worked fine in the past, the video comes up
> with the console text shifted over by about 4/5ths to the right
> of the screen and wrapped around from the left. It would seem
> that something is broken now in atyfb.
>                 Jack
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Good to know I'm not alone with this problem -- under kernels > 2.2.7 (vger),  on
the PowerMac7500/100(601).
I described the problem in the message "vger 2.2.7 and console" a few days ago.

Any ideas about trying ./MAKEDEV -update ?  That fixed floppy mounting under
2.2.7 for me...
Any good ideas :-) ?


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