W. Michael Petullo wrote:
>> I just tried kernel-184.108.40.206-1.2.92.xendom0.fc12.x86_64 from
>> Young's repository on my MacBook and found that the video driver does
>> not seem to work. Lspci reports:
>> 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9400M (rev b1)
> Have previous versions of the xendom0 kernels worked successfully?
Yes. However, I have been away from Xen for a few months. I have lost
track of which kernel I was using before. I know that it worked fine on
my graphics card with no changes to the default (non-Xen) configuration.
> What is the grub.conf entry? Have you passed nomodeset to the kernel module?
I tried adding nomodeset, but that did not help by itself. I ended up
doing the following:
1. Add nomodeset to kernel command line.
2. Create an xorg.conf that uses the VESA driver (X -configure, edit).
In the past I have had success using nomodeset followed by either
"video=vesafb" or "vga=XXX" for a vesa mode. These have the advantage
(if they work) of (a) not changing the basic config so a better driver
can be easily tested, and (b) being easily by boot line edit tested
before making any changes which need file edits.
3. Deactivate dri2 and dri in xorg.conf.
4. Boot Xen Dom0 kernel into runlevel 3.
5. rmmod nouveau; init 5.
This works (of course, the VESA driver is not optimal).
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We can't solve today's problems by using the same thinking we
used in creating them." - Einstein