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Re: X: set resolution in Squeeze on a Macbook

On 2011-01-20, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2011-01-20 18:39 +0100, Richard Lawrence wrote:
>> Thanks for any advice you can offer.  I feel pretty clueless about
>> X-related stuff.
> The Intel driver in Squeeze requires Kernel Modesetting (KMS)¹, if X
> uses the Vesa driver instead that means KMS is not active, for whatever
> reason.  What are the contents of /proc/fb (if any) and the output of
> "/sbin/lsmod | grep i915" ?

I have the same graphics card (down to the revision number) as the OP,
and find that it works in squeeze both with and without KMS. The comsole
appearance and behaviour is different, of course.

> ¹ http://wiki.debian.org/KernelModesetting

That page mentions some known bugs for the card, but a consistently
reliable workaround doesn't seem to be available. Fortunately I haven't
encountered those bugs as yet.

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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