Re: Patch in 2.2.18pre21 breaks fbcon logo

From: Geert Uytterhoeven (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 04:19:19 EST

On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, it was written:
> The following patch that appeared in 2.2.18pre21 breaks the fbcon logo.
> Anyone knows what it was for?

When switching to a new VC, the palette must be set after the switch to the new
VC. This matters for consoles where the palette handling is different for
different video modes and thus depends on the current VC (different VCs may use
a different video mode).

As an example, imagine switching from an 8-color pseudocolor console to a
15-bit directcolor console.

Iff it introduced a problem, are you sure it wasn't fixed in a later 2.2.x
release? If not, please compare with the corresponding 2.4.x console code.

Hmmm... something jumps into my mind. Probably this change means the 16-color
logo must use the VGA palette now, just like on 2.4.x. Fixes for that are on my

Linus applied them in recent 2.4.x.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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