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Massimo B.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: gensplash with 2.6.12 radeonfb broken? Reply with quote

Paolope wrote:
gensplash
Code:
#plash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-1024x768 -r 1024x768 default
Code:
append="video=radeonfb:1024x768-32 splash=silent theme:default"
initrd=/boot/fbsplash-1024x768

This worked before. I switched now the kernel from 2.6.10 to 2.6.12. I build the initramdisk again.
But I only get the bootscreen now. When I switch to verbose mode with F2, there is the usual black/white screen, and no console design anymore. Curious, the picture with the progress bar still works.
When I take the old 2.6.10 again, the design works again.
Maybe this is interesting:
Code:
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fbsplash: console 0 using theme 'lila'
fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 0
Registered "ati" backlight controller,level: 15/15
radeonfb (0000:00:10.0): ATI Radeon LY
kobject_register failed for radeonfb (-17)
Call trace:
 [c00f8bec] kobject_register+0x6c/0x84
 [c017643c] bus_add_driver+0x78/0x174
 [c0176b2c] driver_register+0x30/0x40
 [c0101fdc] pci_register_driver+0x80/0xd4
 [c0366e68] radeonfb_old_init+0xb8/0x194
 [c0003dc4] init+0x7c/0x22c
 [c000736c] kernel_thread+0x44/0x60

The framebuffer of the new kernel seems to be different, fadein of the bootscreen is smoother and slower.
Is there a way to control backlight 15/15 right at the boot begin by kernel parameter? These are the abilities of the radeonfb, maybe there are more..
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without the quiet paramter, i was able to see the error message before the bootscreen. It's the same error as with splash_util
Code:
# splash_util -d -t default -c off
# splash_util -d -t default -c on
FBIOSPLASH_SETSTATE failed, error code 22.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit
I know this is the Gentoo PPC forum and my machine is an x86 but this is the only thread I could find that seemed to remotely describe the same problem I have.
/Edit

I seem to be having a similar (but maybe not quite the same?) problem on my Thinkpad T41p (FireGL T2, an ATI Radeon card). The framebuffer is working, I get my nice, big resolution of 1400x1050 but no theme (I use emergence)! No picture, no borders, no boxes.

Just upgraded to gentoo-sources-2.6.12-r10 (all worked fine with 2.6.11), reemerged splashutils, splash-themes-gentoo and splash-themes-livecd (just for the sake of completeness), edited /etc/splash/emergece/1400x1050.cfg to include text_font=/etc/splash/luxisri.ttf and rebuilt the initrd with
Code:
# splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1400x1050 -r 1400x1050 emergence
.

My grub.conf looks like this:
Code:

default 0
timeout 20
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux
root (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,1)/kernel-gentoo-2.6.12-r10-0 root=/dev/hda4 resume=/dev/hda3 acpi_sleep=s3_bios \
      video=radeonfb:mtrr,ywrap,1400x1050-32@60 splash=verbose,fadein,theme:gentoo quiet CONSOLE=/dev/tty1
initrd (hd0,1)/fbsplash-gentoo-1400x1050

Tried the following: using vesafb-tng, using other resolutions, using other themes and using other themes with other resolutions.

I am a little worried that using vesafb-tng doesn't work either.

Hopefully there'll be a resolution or at least some way to find out whether this problem is about incompatible hardware or about the kernel.
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