Features/IntelKMS

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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/11|  Fedora 11]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/11|  Fedora 11]]  
* Last updated: 2009-03-06
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* Last updated: 2009-04-17
* Percentage of completion: 87%
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* Percentage of completion: 100%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==

Latest revision as of 16:08, 17 April 2009

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[edit] Enable kernel modesetting by default for Intel chipsets

[edit] Summary

Enable kernel modesetting by default for Intel chipsets

[edit] Owner

  • Name: KristianHoegsberg

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2009-04-17
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

[edit] Detailed Description

Kernel modesetting moves the task of initializing the graphics hardware to a specific graphics mode and resolution from the X server driver the the kernel drm driver.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

Kernel modesetting let's plymouth use its graphical boot screen for prettier boot, allows faster VT switching between X servers for fast users switching, prints kernel oopses to the screen even under X and allows for more solid suspend/resume.

[edit] Scope

The work is all upstream in the kernel and xf86-video-intel. We just turn it on by default and fix all the bugs.

[edit] Test Plan

Get a pile of intel graphics devices and a bunch of monitors. Make sure that plymouth boots into graphics mode, that the monitors come up in the native resolution, that Fedora transitions into X from plymouth without flashes or blackouts, that X runs without issues, specifically make sure xrandr related functionality works.

[edit] Test Day

There was a Test Day on Intel graphics issues on 2009-03-12: see this page. Further results from the test cases covered in the Test Day page are very welcome.

[edit] User Experience

Users should see that plymouth now boots into graphics mode shortly after power on (just after grub) and when the X server starts up (typically GDM) the graphics mode should be unchanged. When in X nothing should be different, except VT switches will be a little faster.

[edit] Dependencies

  • kernel modesetting is implemented in the kernel rpm and depends on changes in xorg-x11-drv-intel and libdrm to work correctly.

[edit] Contingency Plan

  • We don't turn it on by default if it turns out to be unstable.

[edit] Documentation

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[edit] Release Notes

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