[coreboot] Lenovo Thinkpad X201: cannot boot encrypted Debian w/Coreboot & GRUB2

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Fri Mar 24 12:11:36 CET 2017

Sam Kuper wrote:
> GNUtoo in 2013:
> GNUtoo in 2013:
> phcoder in 2013:
> phcoder in 2014:
> Kl3 in 2015
> So, it would seem that during 2013-2015, native graphics init became
> operational within Coreboot for the X201.

TL;DR: That code was always poor, don't expect it to work reliably.

Don't assume that any merged code is general and robust, only
because it might have worked for some developers in some case.

If you need reliable graphics init then please use the VGA BIOS until
you can [sponsor someone who can] analyze and address (potentially
also design) problems in the native graphics init C code.

If you do go on into development, then please do not waste time on
the native graphics init C code, but instead please work on making
use of libgfxinit on the platform you are interested in. It is the
way to go forward.



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