[Pm-utils] Problems with 98smart-kernel-video and intel graphics chipsets

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 08:28:40 PDT 2008

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 6:50 AM, Victor Lowther
<victor.lowther at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 21:03 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Can someone with more knowledge about intel hardware and its kernel
>> modesetting driver please comment on the current status of this driver
>> with regard to quirk handling and which one should be applied or
>> filtered out.
> We will probably have to annoy the driver developers directly.
> I suspect that the Intel driver will ultimatly still require the s3 and
> the vbe post, state, and mode quirks.

That will definitely not be necessary when all is said and done. A
major driving factor of getting the modesetting done in the kernel was
so it would stand a better chance to handle suspend and resume. A
definite goal in all that is that banging the BIOS will not be
necessary and the card can be reprogrammed directly.


I read that the Intel kernel modesetting driver is lacking
suspend/resume support right now.

That being said, nobody except Fedora users even have the kernel
modesetting drivers yet. The disabling of quirks in smart-video was
supposed to be taking advantage of fixes in the DRM i915 driver that
went in to 2.6.26.

I'm pretty sure the current DRM driver is supposed to be handling
suspend/resume correctly and any issues should be considered a bug.
Whether you want to file those or just continue to work around them by
using vbetool, I don't know. See this bug, for instance.



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