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Re: How to enable kernel mode setting with Intel onboard graphics

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 11:50 -0700, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
>> My laptop has a built-in Intel graphic board. I read that kms for Intel is
>> supposed to be included in kernel-2.6.29, but whenever I put rhgb on the
>> kernel boot line i grub (and remove vga= and remove nomodeset), then the
>> computer boots and I can tell that it's logging into kde, but the screen is
>> just black and I am unable to change to another vt. When I use vga= and
>> nomodeset, then Plymouth works and so does X.
>> Am I missing an option on the kernel boot line in grub? Do I have to
>> configure something? How do I enable the native modeline required to get
>> my laptop to use its native resolution? I tried xrandr, but it was unable to
>> use the native resolution. Yet, I have read that the kernel is now supposed
>> to do this...
> It sounds like it's just buggy on your system. The initial cut at Intel
> KMS was quite buggy, then it was improved in a later kernel revision, so
> - are you on the very latest Rawhide kernel?
> --

The current state of KMS (even with latest rawhide kernel) appears to
be particular about monitors too.

I have 2 different monitors I connect with, one works just fine, the
other needs "nomodeset nopat" to get X/gdm/compiz to work.

Tom London

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