LCA: Graphics driver ponies
Posted Jan 28, 2010 4:36 UTC (Thu) by thedevil
Parent article: LCA: Graphics driver ponies
I have 2 comments about the ATI side.
1. I think what in the staging tree in 2.6.32 is just the option of making KMS the default. Even if you don't enable the staging tree at all you can already use KMS just by doing
echo 'options radeon modeset=1' >> /etc/modprobe.d/local-radeon.conf
2. I tried it, it works fine in X, and I see no problems as long as my virtual consoles start in old-fashioned text mode. They actually seem to be changed to an internal framebuffer mode as soon as I switch to them with Alt+Ctl+Fn . But I get a very unexpected result when I enable *both* KMS and vesafb. When I switch to a virtual console with Alt+Ctl+Fn, my monitor displays the "No signal" message and goes to sleep! So, based on this experience I am not going to use KMS quite yet.
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