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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Defaults To Intel Kernel Mode-Setting

    Canonical's X.Org guy, Bryce Harrington, has announced the switch to using Intel kernel mode-setting by default beginning with the new Linux 2.6.30 kernel update that was just committed to the Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" repository. Cheers! For those unfamiliar with what Intel kernel mode-setting means or would like more information, check out the mailing list announcement...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzM0Mw

  • #2
    So all people enjoying decent graphcis drivers (movies/compiz/gaming) are screwed by default in the next version?

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    • #3
      This refers to

      http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubunt...dcc6460e958d2c

      But i still have to test what happens when the xserver/driver is too old for kms.

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      • #4
        It makes my system unbootable with the latest kernel update. So beware to everyone not having a intel gfx card. Hopefully it'll get fixed soon.

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        • #5
          Without intel card the change has nothing to do with it. Do you have got a saa7146 card in your pc?

          lspci -nn|grep 7146

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kano View Post
            Without intel card the change has nothing to do with it. Do you have got a saa7146 card in your pc?

            lspci -nn|grep 7146
            No. To be fair it fails with busybox. If I just exit that it continues to boot. Others have reported that that doesn't happen if you disable modesetting.

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