X on UEFI systems.

Vasily Levchenko vasily.v.levchenko at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 07:49:33 UTC 2009

On Dec 12, 2009, at 1:27 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:

> 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?

Right, we still in progress (e.g. VBox 3.1 is failing to load FC12 with ACPI, and it can't load
Windows Vista and 7/EFI) but with VBox 3.1 with manually edited config runs FC11(i386/x86_64)

>> 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.

I guess real EFI systems has proprietary  drivers + corresponding drivers, e.g. nvidia, 
and there're no serious reasons to use vga bios. 

> 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.

About rawhide, could you please give me some pointers on ISO images, 
instructions for kernel compilations (looks like it bit different from compilation of 
vanilla kernels)? 

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