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Re: genfb not working on E250 with Raptor GFX card

On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:43:40AM -0500, Michael Lorenz wrote:
> Ok, I had to ask -  I build my sparc64 kernels natively or crossbuild  
> on macppc and FreeBSD/i386 ;)
> Hmm, there seems to be something crazy going on in the firmware, I  
> dimly remember a similar problem and I /think/ I got around it by  
> shuffling OF_getprop() calls around.
> A few things to try:
> - - call OF_getproplen on the depth property, see if it returns  
> something sane. If not we might be able to use that for a workaround.

A workaround that works (I just tried it) is changing the default
depth (when OFW returns an error size) to 32.  But that might just
break other systems, right?

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