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Re: [alpine-devel] 4.14.18-vanilla breaks framebuffer console on QEMU VMware

From: Steffen Nurpmeso <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:58:34 +0100


Natanael Copa <> wrote:
 |On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:14:00 +0100
 |Steffen Nurpmeso <> wrote:
 |> So i have switched the server to 4.14.18 which does not even
 |> require nopti there, but the console does not show up.
 |What hardware is it?

A VM hosted by a German hoster (portunity).
dmesg shows kvm-clock and "VMware VMMouse" as well as QEMU QEMU
USB Tablet and QEMU DVD-ROM.

 |We have FB_SIMPLE enabled, so I don't think this is your problem.
 |Looks like CONFIG_X86_SYSFB is disabled on Fedora too. I disabled it,
 |but kept FB_SIMPLE. Can you please test the 4.14.20 kernel and see if
 |it fixes the issue for you?

Works with "gfxpayload=keep":

  [ 1.051897] fb: switching to cirrusdrmfb from EFI VGA
  [ 1.051952] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
  [ 1.053659] fbcon: cirrusdrmfb (fb0) is primary device
  [ 1.057474] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
  [ 1.064294] cirrus 0000:00:02.0: fb0: cirrusdrmfb frame buffer device
  [ 1.073400] [drm] Initialized cirrus 1.0.0 20110418 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0

Thank you.

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