Bug#528551: xserver-xorg-video-intel: hang on 915GM at startup (Thinkpad X41, KMS)
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 06:38:52PM +0200, Brice Goglin wrote:
> Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel
> > Version: 2:2.7.1-1
> > Severity: normal
> > Hello,
> > I enabled KMS using
> > # echo options i915 modeset=1 > /etc/modprobe.d/i915
> > # reboot
> > (This enables KMS, doesn't it? The log file still reports that EXA is used!?)
> KMS needs UXA, so I don't think you have KMS :)
I already feared that. I tried
Option "AccelMethod" "UXA"
but (as I expected) that wasn't the problem.
How does the driver determine if KMS is available?
> And KMS needs i915 to be loaded from initramfs, so it may to be too
> early to read /etc/modprobe.d/i915
> Does it change anything if you don't do the above ?
When I comment out the line in /etc/modprobe.d/i915, X starts normally.
And I have
root@cassiopeia:~# cat /sys/module/i915/parameters/modeset
Both makes me think that /etc/modprobe.d/i915 is early enough, isn't it?
> Did Intel 2.7.0 work better ?
2.7.0, 2.7.1 and 22.214.171.124 all behave like that. (That is, it works
without modeset=1, and fails with it.)
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