[PATCH] Revert "UBUNTU: SAUCE: Don't register vga16fb framebuffer if other framebuffers are present"

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at canonical.com
Fri May 21 12:07:25 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 09:14 +0800, Eric Miao wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:44 AM, Chase Douglas
> <chase.douglas at canonical.com> wrote:
> > This reverts commit a3ce60db76c222c030b5837112e779b8630d0746.
> >
> > This was a one-time fix for Lucid because we will not be using vga16fb
> > in Maverick. Thus, we should drop it.
> >
> Just wondering, since some one from OEM team noted that vga16fb being always
> loaded, and I asked smb/apw for a little bit about this. By not
> removing MODULE_ALIAS
> and keep vga16fb as a module will still get this loaded (and fb
> registered) by default.

That's a good point. I was assuming we would get rid of vga16fb in
Maverick, but I guess we never discussed that at UDS. If we don't remove
vga16fb then we may actually want this patch still. The Nouveau folks
won't help anyone who has both nouveau and vga16fb loaded at the same
time, for example.

Scott, should we remove vga16fb altogether?

> And I'm curious how this is solved in Maverick by not using vga16fb (I know the
> screen can be setup by grub but we still need a fb there?)

We'll be using vesafb in Maverick instead of vga16fb.

-- Chase

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