Notice: Retiring vbetool in F18

Petr Pisar ppisar at
Tue Jun 5 13:17:16 UTC 2012

On 2012-06-05, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
> On 6/5/12 4:05 AM, Petr Pisar wrote:
>> How can I reset the graphics card using KMS (vbetool post)?
> You've needed to?
It's long time when I used the tool. After getting my nvidia card into
undefined state (X server crash, relicts after playing with video
overlay or directfb console etc.).

> There's no direct equivalent to vbetool post.  KMS drivers handle 
> suspend/resume in the kernel.  Some of them have lockup detection and 
> have implemented GPU resets internally (which is far more complex than 
> vbetool post); others don't and haven't.
> I'm curious what you think the use case is.

Maybe the drivers are much better today. I just worry about removing

-- Petr

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