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Re: [opensuse-factory] Status M6
  • From: Stefan Seyfried <stefan.seyfried@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:32:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <20100429123202.0edcbe0d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:47:15 +0200
Raymond Wooninck <tittiatcoke@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Thursday 29 April 2010 10:52:58 Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Intel graphics? The intel driver is so horribly broken, it's not funny
anymore. I'm seriously considering running fbdev X server on top of i915's
framebuffer.

I have the same effect and indeed it's not funny to have to reboot your PC
every time.

I don't have to reboot, it just logs me out a few times every day.
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596473

and then there's https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=597078, but I
have not seen that since I disabled desktop effects.

I am looking for solutions, but can you explain what you mean with
running fbdev X server on top of the i915 framebuffer ?

Well, i915 with KMS does create a "normal" framebuffer device. It should
be possible to run the old and simple fbdev X server. I'll have to find
out what I have to put into xorg.conf to achieve that, though.
And of course you'll lose all acceleration, xrandr etc.

What Intel graphics card do you have ? I have a 965GM.

"GM45" or
00:02.0 0300: 8086:2a42 (rev 07)


Oh - and for the flickering screen, there's
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596844 ;-)
--
Stefan Seyfried

"Any ideas, John?"
"Well, surrounding them's out."
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