Re: "No devices found" in X
On 2010-12-20 18:40 +0100, Camaleón wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:16:42 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2010-12-20 17:42 +0100, Camaleón wrote:
>>> 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
> Why not? :-)
> Because I'm seeing (one day and another, in this same list and in other
> Debian lists) that Intel driver is failing (crashing) very often and
> doesn't seem to provide an easy method to bypass these problems.
Basically there seem to be three classes of problems:
- Crashes and crash-like bugs like GPU lockups. If you look at the
hardware the reporters of these bugs have, in 99% of the cases it's an
old 8xxx chip, and those were _really_ crappy.
- Failure to load the -intel X video driver because KMS is disabled
(like in the current thread). This is a rather common
misconfiguration, but can usually be avoided easily.
- Black screen when the i915 kernel module loads. This happened even to
me some day¹, but the kernel developers are shaking out the KMS bugs,
so this should become less of a problem.
> I like free drivers... if they "work". One thing is that you don't get
> many FPS with your Intel card but another thing is that you cannot even
> get into your desktop because xorg server is crashing on start-up.
I think you're overestimating the problems. And it's not like the
drivers (both the free and the proprietary ones) for Radeon and NVidia
cards have fewer bugs.