xf86-video-intel-1.9.93: Unstable switching from text to X

Andreas Schildbach andreas at schildbach.de
Wed Mar 28 13:23:01 PDT 2007

Pavel Troller wrote:

>>>  I would like to report that the RC3 intel driver release, as well as git
>>> master, is very unstable in the moment of switching from the text console 
>>> (intelfb) to X. At about 10% of cases it causes full system freeze, 
>>> including
>>> acpi and networking, so full reset is totally necessary.
>> I just tried to switch back and forth text mode with RC3 about 20 times, 
>> and had no trouble.
> I believe. There are many chips and their variants and it's possible that the
> crash happens for only one of them, or just with a specific setting of the
> kernel intelfb driver etc. What card do you exactly have ?

My "card" is an i915GMS/GMA900.



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