Bug 508029 - KMS for Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 card does not work
KMS for Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 card does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-06-25 04:23 EDT by Panos Kavalagios
Modified: 2010-05-05 03:33 EDT (History)
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Description Panos Kavalagios 2009-06-25 04:23:47 EDT
Description of problem: Plymouth graphics boot and virual consoles do not work

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel-

How reproducible: Install Fedora 11 and boot in a system having D915GEV (http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/D915GEV/index.htm) motherboard

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system
2. No graphical plymouth boot, but the three-coloured bar at the bottom instead
3. When boot process is over, press CTRL-ALT-F2 to F6
Actual results: Nothing happens when you try to switch to a virtual console. You still see the display of your X, but without being able to use your mouse or keyboard. Pressing CTRL-ALT-F1, you can return back to your X display.

Expected results: KMS should be functioning and both plymouth graphical boot and virtual console switching should have been available.

Additional info: Booting a custom compiled kernel 2.6.30 resolves the problem of plymouth graphical boot and if you remove the KMS support you can switch to virtual consoles in the old fashion. Using intel Xorg driver xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.7.0-7.fc11.x86_64:

(II) LoadModule: "intel"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//intel_drv.so
(II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,

for Intel graphics card:

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)
Comment 1 Panos Kavalagios 2009-06-25 10:50:53 EDT
Plymouth problem is probably irrelevant. I've run:


and now it works fine for the default distribution kernel. Virtual console problem however persists.
Comment 2 Panos Kavalagios 2009-09-04 03:50:06 EDT
Virtual consoles can be accessed only by supplying the kernel argument nomodeset. 

Maybe this bug has to be moved to xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.7.0-7.fc11.x86_64 as the section "6.2 Miscellaneous problems with Intel graphics adapters" in common bugs of F11 suggests. I have also tried the AccelMethod methods suggested there to no avail.
Comment 3 Panos Kavalagios 2009-09-16 11:59:59 EDT
KMS is now working fine with:


Problem fixed! Please, change the resolution to FIXED.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 11:14:50 EDT
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Comment 5 Jeff Raber 2010-05-05 03:33:58 EDT
Closing as per comment 3

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