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Re: Preupgrade to rawhide?

Adam Williamson wrote:
On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 00:43 +0200, shmuel siegel wrote:
Adam Williamson wrote:
On Sun, 2009-09-27 at 01:35 +0300, shmuel siegel wrote:
The blacklist should solve my problem and the system-config-display hack should work with working systems. But the install issue still remains. I think this issue needs attention before release.
not really. the appropriate thing to work on is fixing nouveau.
I am not that optimistic. But as reported in bugzilla, the nomodeset kernel parameter works. Is there any reason that the install can't use nomodeset?

because we don't want to spend our time maintaining a large database of
what cards to use kms for and what cards not to?

why aren't you optimistic, anyway? nouveau bugs are generally fixed
quite rapidly.

This particular chipset is not well supported. In fact, the last time I looked, nobody, including nvidia, seemed to be supporting it. Way back when we did the nouveau test day, it was accepted that modeset would not work with this chip. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the driver in kernel 48 can recover from whatever problem it has but messages like "expect strangeness" and "GPU stuck", don't sit well with me. see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=525905 for current status.
P.S. I do want to thank you and Ben for taking this problem seriously.

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