Stock 2.4.10 kernel on RS6K 7248

Robert E Brose II bob at
Thu Sep 27 06:32:25 EST 2001

User hollis at says:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 11:59:43PM -0500, Robert E Brose II wrote:
> >
> > 1) When booting the 2.4.10 kernel as opposed to the 2.2.18 kernel, the
> > virtual consoles have the character and attribute REVERSED so there is
> > junk on the screen when one first switches. Subsequent characters
> > displayed work properly however. 2.4.10 is using the VGA console
> > driver in this case because the frame buffer driver wasn't
> > compiled in.
> This problem has been fixed in a large video driver patch that Geert posted a
> month or two ago.

Ok, I'll dig that out. I WAS impressed that all the other fixes made it
into the stock kernel source.

> > 2) A little more problematic, I'd like to run X on this (it IS a
> > workstation).
> [snip]
> I don't know... isn't it a requirement that you can run X before you can call
> it a workstation? ;)

Touche, it WAS a workstation when it was running AIX ;)

> At any rate, I don't think anyone except you has tried to hack 2.2's e15fb
> into 2.4...

Then I'll keep hacking :)

Robert E. Brose II    N0QBJ
bob at

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