Bug#595511: linux-image-2.6.32-5-686: Blacklisting KMS for i8xx makes xorg intel driver unusable on these chipsets
On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 02:25:25PM +0200, Cesare Leonardi wrote:
> On 09/04/2010 08:00 PM, Soenke wrote:
>> the recent update of linux-image-2.6.32 to 2.6.32-21 disables KMS for
>> i8xx chipsets. This causes the xorg-video-intel driver to hang on X
>> startup on my system.
> Yes, the situation for your i855 and previous intel chipset is in a bad
> For example look this (but there are other similar reports):
> It's both a kernel and a xserver-xorg-video-intel problem, but more the
> latter. The kernel team is probably waiting to know if KMS should be
> enabled or not for these chipsets and is working in concert with the
> Ubuntu one for a common solution.
The Debian kernel team works closely with the X Strike Force regarding
DRM/KMS drivers, and we generally follow their advice on what options and
patches to use.
We're not working with Ubuntu on this, though we did follow their lead in
blacklisting those chips.
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