lcd17 kernel patches?

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Tue Aug 7 17:49:38 EST 2001

On Mon, 6 Aug 2001, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> R Shapiro wrote:
> > Olaf Hering writes:
> >  > The correct fix is either "video=1280x1024-8 at 60" as kernel arg (that may
> >  > work)
> >
> > OK, I just had time to rebuild 2.4.8-pre3-ben0 with the patch undone.
> > This video arg with that kernel doesn't solve the problem.  I still
> > get no video on boot.
> Wouldn't it have to be video=aty128fb:1280x1024-8 at 60 anyway, and is the modedb

video=mode specifies the global mode, for all fbdevs that use modedb.

> even used on PPC yet?

That's not the right question :-) Modedb doesn't depend on the architecture,
but on the driver.

Yes, atyfb was the first one to have modedb. Remember, I have a RAGE II+ in my
LongTrail :-)

PowerMac/CHRP has even extra modedb support in macmodes.



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