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Re: kms (was: btrfs)

On Wed, 2009-10-07 at 15:10 +0000, The Fungi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 04:40:09PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=521596#10
> > 
> > I don't remember how to enable it, though.
> I do see this this in the changelog for 2.6.29-1:
> * [x86] unset DRM_I915_KMS due to upgrade path from Lenny override
> with modeset module param.
> ...so I guess just adding i915.modeset=1 to the kernel command line
> should make it go. Once i686-bigmem packages for 2.6.31 get
> autobuilt (KMS wasn't compatable with PAE prior to this release),
> I'll follow up to 521596 if config changes seem to be necessary
> after all.

As I mentioned on the intel-gfx list. For KMS on Intel you'll need to
boot with video=i915:modeset=1

Also, make sure you're using 0.93.4 or later of initramfs-tools.

Having this more widely documented would probably be a good idea, as
upstream have just ripped out support for UMS...

Sven Arvidsson
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