compiling new imsttfb?

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Fri Jun 9 17:27:54 EST 2000

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:
> I was browsing comp.os.linux.powerpc and saw mention of a new
> imsttfb.c that I nabbed off <>.
> For grins I thought I'd try compiling this new imsttfb.c (dated
> 22-May) in with the 2.2.15 linux-pmac-stable (rsynced about 2 weeks
> ago).
> But, the new imsttfb.c is substantially different than the one
> included with the rsynced version. In particular, the entire
> imsttfb_of_init function is excised, and this causes the compile to
> fail:
> offb.o(.text.init+0x47c): undefined reference to `imsttfb_of_init'
> offb.o(.text.init+0x47c): relocation truncated to fit: R_PPC_REL24
> imsttfb_of_init
> make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
> Is there any easy way to modify this properly? My intuition is
> telling me that this new imsttfb is so different it won't compile
> under any circumstances with the linux source I have, regardless of
> my question above. Is there a better version I can try?

The new one uses PCI probing only, which is good. I suggest removing all
references to imsttfb from drivers/video/offb.c.



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