[Bugs] #982 UNSP: Switch to nomodeset?

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Tue Jun 23 06:50:38 EDT 2009

#982: Switch to nomodeset?
    Reporter:  CarolineM                  |          Owner:  sdz        
        Type:  defect                     |         Status:  closed     
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  soas_v2    
   Component:  SoaS                       |        Version:  Unspecified
    Severity:  Unspecified                |     Resolution:  notsugar   
    Keywords:                             |   Distribution:  SoaS       
Status_field:  Unconfirmed                |  
Changes (by sdz):

  * status:  new => closed
  * distribution:  Unspecified => SoaS
  * resolution:  => notsugar
  * milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team => soas_v2


 As I've stated before on the mailing list, the following is still valid:

 > This is also a KMS issue, which means that it's upstream. Fedora 11 will
 most certainly have the
 > same issue. And obviously, we can't include the "nomodeset" parameter by
 default, as it would
 > mean that everybody gets the text boot screen and not our shiny new
 "Strawberry" SoaS boot
 > screen (the same goes for the Mac issues).

 The KMS feature has been introduced in Fedora with F10 (see
 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KernelModesetting) and been
 expanded for other hardware with F11 (see
 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/IntelKMS and

 This is certainly an upstream bug, while finally, we'd at least need to
 know what graphics hardware you're trying to run it on. Closing.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/982#comment:1>
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