On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, devzero@... wrote:
> sorry for contacting directly, but i was unsure about what list is best to ask questions for console specific stuff.
> maybe linux-fbdev or linuxconsole-dev ? the latter looks dead - there is nothing but spam in the recent archive...
I'd use linux-fbdev-devel and cc to lkml (already added).
> ok - my "problem" (not being a real one, but not sure if this is a bug)
> if i do "modprobe mdacon" (without any options) the system console output freezes and takes no more keyboard input (no vt switching, too)
> this happens on any real hardware and also in vmware.
> looks weird to me - is this expected behaviour ?
> i would have expected some "no such device or adress".
> found this by chance by some module load/unload stresstesting and there are not many modules which break my system when loading/unloading - mdacon is one of the very few...
> would be nice to get a comment about this.
I think it should just complain with `mdacon: MDA card not detected.',
if no MDA card is present.
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