[Intel-gfx] KMS breaks console

Colin Guthrie intel at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Feb 3 19:41:23 CET 2009

'Twas brillig, and Jesse Barnes at 03/02/09 18:35 did gyre and gimble:
> On Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:28 am Lukas Hejtmanek wrote:
>> Jesse,
>> On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:11:54AM -0800, Jesse Barnes wrote:
>>>> I just enabled CONFIG_DRM_I915_KMS in 2.6.29-rc3 and now the text
>>>> console is just black. This happens with the 2.6 branch on a Mac mini
>>>> Core Duo with i945GM. Any hints how to solve this?
>>> You need to enable the framebuffer console and make sure it's loaded.
>> does this mean that oldschool text console is no longer supported as long
>> as KMS is stream? Too bad I think.
> Once you go into a graphics mode, yes.  Why too bad?

Presumably text mode will still work if you don't setup framebuffer mode
or don't pass modeset=1 to the i915 module when you load it?



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