[Intel-gfx] i855GM, KMS and framebuffer console
florian at mickler.org
Fri Nov 13 02:22:11 PST 2009
On Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:52:23 +0100
Andre Müller <andremuellerster at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Daniele C. wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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?)
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