Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459648
intel and radeon drm drivers should enable modesetting by default.
Last modified: 2009-04-23 14:03:39 EDT
I was under impression that plymouth had still a lot as todos.
But just by change while trying to get a bigger console, I entered vga=792 into my kernel params and said to myself "What's the deal, make it persistent for all the times, as I may need it in the future"
Then with this luck I was delighted to see the beautiful plymouth boot screen with fedora logo dancing.
I do not know if this is on purpose, but just to get it under record:
Plymouth need graphical console to provide graphical boot.
Now, I do not know if this falls into kernel packagers responsibility or plymouth's ones. But imagining fedora 10 started using the new 2.6.27 kernel, I assume kernel QA guys have a lot of work to do.
So I am bugging the plymouth team...
it's a known issue.
vga=792 isn't optimal because it has bad interactions with X. kernel drm modesetting is the replacement and will tentatively land (and be on by default) for intel and radeon users in F10.
I am no display expert, just stumbled onto that. Sorry for flooding the bugzilla for that. But the good thing is I learned the so called kernel drm thing.
Still might be useful for those who are looking for better looking plymouth boot up before F 10 release.
Great & thx
So enough pieces are in place on the plymouth side that this should "just work" when modesetting lands. Given that, I'm going to move this off my radar.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
radeon modesetting was enabled in fedora 10, intel is enabled in fedora 11