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

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Wed Mar 28 23:10:28 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 20:07 +0200, Pavel Troller wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 16:00 +0200, Pavel Troller wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >   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.
> > 
> > Does it work when switching from a regular (non-fb) console? Is there
> > anything in the X log file?
> > 
> Hi Keith!
>   I'm sorry but I didn't try it with a regular text console. My card BIOS knows
> only 80xN video modes, which are unacceptable for me. I'm operating intelfb on
> 1600x1200x32 as well as X. Of course I can try to boot just in pure text, but
> only for a limited time, otherwise I would go bananas :-).

You could also try vesafb instead of intelfb, should be somewhat less

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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