Re: "No devices found" in X
On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:16:42 +0100
Sven Joachim <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 2010-12-20 17:42 +0100, Camaleón wrote:
> > On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:25:02 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> >> The vesa driver won't work with Kernel Mode Setting (which is mandatory
> >> for current Intel driver versions), the fbdev driver is a better
> >> fallback for KMS-enabled systems. Of course it does not hurt to have
> >> both vesa and fbdev installed.
> > How bad... but "fbdev" also fails:
> > ***
> > (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
> > (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
> > (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
> > (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
> > ***
> Looks like xserver-xorg-video-fbdev is not installed on your system.
> Small wonder that it fails then.
Correct. As I've said, I don't particularly want to run the
> > So, if KMS is now a must for Intel cards, and VESA is not compatible with
> > KMS, I hope at least "fbdev" can be used transparently (no user
> > intercation needed)...
> Personally I hope to never need vesa or fbdev on Intel systems.
I, too, although I certainly know a lot less about all this than you do.
> > Hummm, I wouldn't like to have an Intel VGA
> > chipset nowadays O:-)
> Why not? My (four years old) laptop has always worked fine, and Intel
> chipsets are the only ones where free drivers for very new hardware
I've had intermittent, albeit not all that frequent, problems (GPU
hangs - lost data and productivity), even before the KMS rollout:
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