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Re: Is It Worth Installing F9 Alpha?

Michael Schwendt wrote:

Isn't that good news? That _is_ good news.

That only works if the video driver manages to reset the video mode. With
the X breakage, it didn't. Several users reported they had to "type in the
dark" in the virtual console in order to reboot. I needed to reboot to
run-level 3 to get to see the virtual console.

What video?
This was getting currupted two or three days ago, when I switched to a tty from X. Seems okay now. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 2801
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at f0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Region 2: Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Region 4: I/O ports at 1100 [size=8]
Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
                Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

[summer localhost ~]$

Here's the relevant drive para:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "intel"

I've not changed kernel in weeks, every time I try I get one that doesn't boot.

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