On Thursday August 5 2010, C wrote:
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 15:27, Randall R Schulz
I don't know what "nomodeset" is
supposed to do, but my nVidia
driver loads and works fine with or without it. However, I need to
give "vmalloc=192M" to make it possible for the X server to start.
Without it there's a chance it will start, but a slim one, and when
it does there are frequent debilitating pauses when nothing at all
happens in user-level code and the kernel soaks up all the CPU and
inhibits all other execution (apparently).
For what it's worth, that problem (the frequent debilitating pauses)
is fixed- or seems to be - in kernel 2.6.35. As soon as I bumped up
to 2.6.35... those issues went away.
My understanding is that each openSUSE release picks a particular kernel
and stays with it, so unless someone back-ports that bug-fix, it's not
going to do 11.3 users any good. At least not those who draw the line
at compiling their own kernels.
Thus my.. for what it's worth comment ;-)
Also.. I didn't compile my own.. just installed the 2.6.35 kernel from
the openSUSE Kernel:Head repo.
Whatever the bug is, it's rather bad... it makes using 11.3
impossible... or at the very least very annoying... and it's been
fixed. I don't know how to identify the "fix" to request a backport
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