i915 and KMS?
Im running current and Im having some troubles enabling KMS on my laptop.
I used slackpkg. First removed the obsolete packages (like device-mapper, libgtkhtml, libungif, lbxproxy, liblbxutil............), and then did the whole install-new and upgrade-all.
Ive got a an Intel 945GM integrated card, im booting the huge-smp-2.6.33-smp kernel without an initrd, and use GRUB bootloader.
I created a /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf file with the line "options i915 modeset=1", but X doesnt get to start.
I get to the "starting up X11 session manager...." part and all I get is a blinking cursosr on the top left of my screen :(. If I fire up xorgsetup I also get the blinkng cursor :(
My Xorg.0.log says:
I tried appending i915.modeset=1 and i915.modeset=0 to grub, and that made no difference.
Im out of ideas :(
Can someone give me a hand with this stuff? I like to have fun with emacs and lynx from time to time and Im having a blast with mpg123, but ive got to get X working eventually.
I noticed that if you use insmod on the actual kernel module, it will load it. modprobe seems to spit these errors... could it be a bug with module-init-tools and 2.6.33 ?
Try -generic kernel, -huge seems to have errors
Perhaps this solution will help you
i hope that ur system is properly upgraded to current using slackpkg update, slackpkg install-new, slackpkg upgrade all slackpkg clean system
for intel 945 kms u can get it to work with last kernel from current 18.104.22.168-smp its modules, headers, source first install it then
go to this page http://advamacs.com/pub/intel-slackw...ting%20driver/ upgradepkg those two packages. then in lilo conf add this: append = "i915.modeset=1" without it x wouldnt start.
and reboot the system
that should do
but theres 2 problems with kms on 945 as far as other users expirienced problems when 2.10 intel driver with kms is enabled :
1. xine crashes X
2. mplayer default video output xv dosent work anymore, however opengl2 vo is working but its consuming alot of cpu
intel is aware of that, and they didnt say when it will be fixed.
however intel 2.9.0 you can install http://advamacs.com/pub/intel-slackw...9.0-i486-1.tgz
without kms should work just fine on 22.214.171.124-smp. and you shouldnt expirience problems that i just described.
thanks to witek for the site :) he also has 945 chipset if i remember right and im telling you from his expirience and from others that i came accross through the net.
i do have 865g chipset and i dont have to explicitly load i915 with append = "i915.modeset=1" and dont have such problems with xine and mplayer and kms works just fine, however i do use xfce instead of kde since i do have slow system. it works for me just much faster than kde.
I followed conraid's sugestion and everything seems to be working fine.
I had to do the whole "initrd" process though!
It was fun to fool around with lynx for a while XD! Now that my baby is back and that I am no longer sick, its time to get some work done :(!!
Thank you very much guys!! You rock!
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