I've been running with kernel 2.2.1 for a couple of weeks now,
and in my spare time working my way through all of the
documentation for it to make sure I've tweaked all the right bits
in my setup to get things to work the way they're now supposed
to. However, I have one or two small questions:
1) This framebuffer stuff. I've compiled the relevant options,
created the /dev/fb* character devices manually using mknod,
downloaded fbset... however, I don't get a logo at boot, and
whenever I try to use fbset I get the message 'open
/dev/fb0current: Operation not supported by device', and in
/var/log/messages I get 'modprobe: can't locate module fb0'.
I'm using an STB Nitro 3DFX card, which is S3V-based. There's
nothing in the documentation for the card which indicates whether
it is VESA 1.2 or 2.0 compliant, should I therefore assume that
it must be the former, which is why all the cool new bits aren't
2) ADFS support - is it true that ADFS floppies cannot be read on
3) kerneld and kmod - now that the new kernel module support is
present, should I disable kerneld altogether in my init scripts?
4) ipfwadm, ipchains and demand dialing. Whenever I bring up a
PPP connection it says (demand dialing) in the /var/log/messages
file. Do I still need diald or is this all automatic now? and do
I need ipfwadm or should I only use ipchains?
I thought I was doing quite well with all of this, but with the
questions it probably doesn't look that way!
Cheers for any help offered.