[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[Fwd: Re: [Maverick] [PATCH 0/4] KMS Disablement for i8xx]

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Leann Ogasawara <leann.ogasawara@canonical.com>
To: Christopher James Halse Rogers <christopher.halse.rogers@canonical.com>
Cc: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: [Maverick] [PATCH 0/4] KMS Disablement for i8xx
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 17:10:11 -0700

On Fri, 2010-09-03 at 09:52 +1000, Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 14:25 -0400, Steven wrote:
> > Dear Kernel Team,
> > 
> > 
> > Please do NOT reapply these patches. UMS causes the majority of 8xx
> > cards to boot to a black screen on Lucid and forward. I spent at least
> > a month fixing probably a hundred different peoples' install problems
> > after Lucid was released because of these patches.
> > 
> The situation in Maverick is different.  In Lucid, we had the 2.9.1
> Intel X driver, which still had a UMS codepath.  In Maverick, we have
> 2.12, which does not have any UMS code.  The Intel driver in Maverick
> will not load without KMS.
> Disabling KMS on these cards in Lucid resulted in them using the UMS
> codepaths of the Intel X driver, and in many cases failing.
> Disabling KMS on these cards in Maverick will result in them using the
> VESA X driver, which has been reported to work on the various i8xx bugs.
> > 
> > If you do decide to reapply these, PLEASE consider paying especially
> > close attention to bugs related to this change, at the very least.
> > 
> I will.

Chris, thanks for the follow up and the clarification.  Based on your
feedback, I'll go ahead and re-apply these patches.


kernel-team mailing list

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: