[Sugar-devel] Getting Sugar to run on certain mac chipsets
bobbypowers at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 01:44:44 EDT 2009
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Amir Ansari<amir at open-edu.co.uk> wrote:
> But the problem is that 'modeset' works with other machines and takes
> advantage of a very useful kernel feature. Adding a blanket
> 'nomodeset' removes this feature - it allows Mac booting, but to the
> detriment of all other hardware.
I wouldn't say all other hardware. Intel graphics are the only one in
mainline as of 2.6.30 that take advantage of modesetting, and
hopefully Fedora's ATI modesetting will be accepted into the mainline
for .31. At this point (things may be different in a year or two),
kernel modesetting doesn't add much performance wise.
> Ideally, there should be a way to detect whether it's needed and boot
> accordingly. Hence the initrd notion (which would be complex, and I
> don't know of it working on any other distro), or the simple addition
> of a boot menu option.
> I don't think it's a Fedora bug, this is something for the kernel
> mailing list... ;-)
> On 19 Jun 2009, at 01:32, Martin Dengler wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 09:23:38AM -0400, Caroline Meeks wrote:
>>> Is there a way we can modify SoaS so that mac users don't have to
>>> [add "nomodeset" to the kernel command line] but it still works for
>> Yes (SoaS could put nomodeset in its kernel command line).
>> Also you/we/"someone" should file a Fedora bug if there isn't one
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