X on UEFI systems.

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Dec 11 22:27:21 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 17:14 -0500, Peter Jones wrote:
> On 12/11/2009 02:41 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 08:57 +0100, Matěj Cepl wrote:
> >> Dne 10.12.2009 07:36, Vasily Levchenko napsal(a):
> >>>> Does it not work without an xorg.conf, that would be the first goal.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> No.
> >>
> >> File a bug please, attaching your xorg.conf, Xorg.0.log and output of
> >> the dmesg command (all from inside of VB virtual machine, of course).
> > 
> > ...aaaand (oh boy, I love it when a plan comes together) mark it as
> > blocking F13Beta , because I reckon this breaks beta criterion #4:
> > 
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_13_Beta_Release_Criteria
> I like the sentiment here, but I'm not sure this is really in the
> spirit of the criteria - Vasily, as I understand it, is still in the
> process of implementing the support for UEFI on VirtualBox.
> Which is to say, yes, we need to fix the parts that are distro problems,
> but I'm not sure we've gotten to the point where VirtualBox+UEFI is
> expected to be a working system in the first place.
> But maybe I'm wrong - Vasily, what do you think?

>From what I saw in the thread, the bug seems to be that X is assuming
the presence of a VGA BIOS, which would seem to be a fairly generic
problem that would hit any EFI setup. AIUI anyway. See Vasily's message
of a couple of days ago. But I could be wrong, and also I'm not sure why
he's testing with F11 rather than F12 or Rawhide.

Adam Williamson
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