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Re: [opensuse-testing] A modest proposal: Make nomodeset the default for distributions
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:17:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <j4msik$km1$>
Larry Finger wrote:

Although the KMS video drivers have improved a lot, there are still a
lot of nVidia adapters for which nouveau fails to provide any useful
graphics screens. For new users, the failure to boot to a meaningful
display is frustrating. The problem used to affect only persons that
had implemented the proprietary closed-source drivers, and their
graphics failed when the kernel changed. They could be warned in
advance because a lot of them came to the forums for help in getting
the propriety driver installed. With KMS, people are having trouble
with their initial look at an openSUSE version. I expect many decide
that openSUSE is flawed and move on to other distros.

I propose two fixes/workarounds:

(1) Make the GRUB option "nomodeset" be the default for all
installation media.


/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich

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