Re: disable fbcon in Debian Wheezy (Live)?
On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:03 +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
>>>>>> Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:23:47
>>>>>> +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote: Camaleón <email@example.com> writes: On
>>>>>> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:23:54 +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> >>>> Otherwise, fbcon works pretty much correctly for the case in
> >>>> question. As per lsmod, the driver is i915.
> >>> Intel KMS requires fbcon, unless this has changed recently... and
> >>> for Intel cards KMS is also mandatory, so I dunno what to suggest
> >>> :-)
> >> What do you mean by “mandatory”? I've ran the system without both
> >> the i915 module and fbcon, and had no problems with that setup so
> >> far. In particular, X works correctly.
> > I remember a problem with intel driver
> The kernel's, or the X.org's one?
He... for intel vga drivers there is no much room for such a difference.
I think it were server-xorg-video-intel.
> > and fbcon not being loaded that caused X to crash, but maybe this has
> > already been corrected.
> To state it explicitly: I haven't tested X with kernel's i915 and
> without fbcon — only X without /either/ of i915 and fbcon.
> I hope to check whether the respective kernel modules can be
> “blacklisted” via modprobe.conf(5) shortly.
> --cut: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist --
> # This file lists modules which will not be loaded as the result of
> # alias expansion, with the purpose of preventing the hotplug subsystem
> # to load them. It does not affect autoloading of modules by the
> kernel. # This file is provided by the udev package.
> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist --
Blacklisting kernel modules does not always work as we expect. If the
module is required it will be loaded regardless it is blacklisted or not.
> (But I still wonder, is this the hotplug subsystem that loads the
> modules in question, or is it the kernel?)
I'd say is the kernel that calls the hotplug (udev) subsystem which
finally loads the module :-)