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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: new gNewSense/MIPS netboot & archive

From: Robert Millan
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: new gNewSense/MIPS netboot & archive
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 20:51:27 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:55:16AM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> Quoting Robert Millan <address@hidden>:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > I rolled a new netboot image, and corrected a number of issues in the
> > archive.
> Your procedure is successful!
> I got a working system out of the box with the login prompt in ttyx.
> I did the post-install of gnewsense-pkgsel-desktop
> Then, the Xserver crashed, so that I postinstalled the
> xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion_2.2.8-lemote.r03_mipsel.deb (see
> and copied a xorg.conf from another
> working yeeloong installation.

X should work with stock packages if you set it to use fbdev:

 Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Configured Video Device" 
        Driver          "fbdev"
        Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"

this is much less hassle.  I'll see what I can do to automate it.

Robert Millan

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