About HP T5000 on Edubuntu 7.10 and Hardy 8.04

Dean Mumby dean at mumby.co.za
Thu Mar 27 18:11:24 GMT 2008


Asmo Koskinen wrote:
> Asmo Koskinen kirjoitti:
>   
>> Just before T5000 flashes green screen it says this as error message:
>>
>> memory size detection failed
>>   
>>     
>
> Digging the Dirt...
>
> "    * The kernel via fb driver (vt8623fb) can't calculate the size of 
> AGP memory size correctly and defaults to 16MB. (See startup output.)
>     * The Xorg via driver also can't calculate the AGP memory size 
> correctly and gets 32.5MB (when BIOS had set it to 32MB). See 
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log"
>
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_VIA
>
> "Summary: Both the kernel vt8623fb driver and the Xorg via driver should 
> be changed to correctly determine the amount of video memory. Luc's 
> patch (apparently to the openchrome driver) might provide a base for a 
> suitable change."
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/+bug/179634
>
> Maybe I am stuck with Ubuntu 7.10/2.6.22-kernel?
>
> Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.
>
>   
It begs the question do we have any choice in terms of the kernel , if 
we setup the apt.sources to point to 7.10 could we simply install an 
older kernel into the build chroot and still have all the other newer 
hardy features ?

regards
dean




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