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Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) for openSUSE.
  • From: Martin Schlander <martin.schlander@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 17:15:31 +0100
  • Message-id: <200912031715.31540.martin.schlander@xxxxxxxxx>
Torsdag den 3. december 2009 16:37:05 skrev Egbert Eich:
On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 03:23:54PM +0100, Petr Baudis wrote:
AIUI, if someone wants to use the proprietary driver, it is enough
that the package adds nomodeset boot option to bootloader configuration
and the drivers should continue to work just fine? (I'm no fan, but on
few machines I need 3D on ATI...)

The idea is that the install script for the proprietary driver would either
set the global NO_KMS_IN_INITRD sysconfig variable or blacklist exactly
those PCI ids in /etc/kms/<drm_driver_name>.blacklist and rerun mkinitrd.

The latter is actually preferred as the fglrx driver doesn't support the
range of hardware that is covered by the free drivers.

The uninstall script should be kind enough to remove those entries and
rerun mkinitrd.

That's only possible for RPMs built for openSUSE right?

People installing the blobs the manual way would have perform these actions
manually? .. which currently means _all_ fglrx users on 11.2 for example.
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