[Intel-gfx] i855GM, KMS and framebuffer console
legolas558 at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Nov 14 21:30:39 CET 2009
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Florian Mickler ha scritto:
> On Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:52:23 +0100
> Andre Müller <andremuellerster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Daniele C. wrote:
>>> since when KMS support was added to kernel I am not able to boot with
>>> KMS active and see a working framebuffer console (to tell the truth, I
>>> see no console at all, screen is off).
>> This sounds quite like the snag I hit in
>> The solution is to modprobe fbcon as well.
> I would say that that is a workaround. A solution would be something
> that wouldn't rely on the user doing the right thing or at least guide
> the user to dtrt. Maybe some emergency-print-code in the driver to
> show "no console loaded, shutting pipe down" or smth else?
> But this is just my opinion. And it isn't really that big an issue.
> (Maybe there is some "bluescreen" stuff on it's way already?)
I agree with Florian, the console shows up till some driver activation quirk, then absolute black. This is making intel drivers debugging impossible on this machine.
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