What is "nomodeset" SUPPOSED to do?
kevin at scrye.com
Tue Jun 1 01:35:35 UTC 2010
On Mon, 31 May 2010 20:04:53 -0500
"Steven P. Ulrick" <lists-fedora at afolkey2.net> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> What is "nomodeset" SUPPOSED to do? I really do want to know,
> because I wonder if "nomodeset" is ineffectual on my system, and
> that's why I can't get the rpmfusion nVidia driver to work (it used
> to work on this same system under Fedora 12.)
Is your current system Fedora 13?
If so, then yes, 'nomodeset' doesn't do anything, as the nouveau driver
in f13 has no userspace modesetting ability. :)
> I want to go with the nVidia driver because:
> 1. nouveau (in KDE) leaves me with a hideous multicolored (grey &
> black) taskbar at the bottom of my display.
Have you reported a bug on it?
See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Xorg/Debugging
> 2. Whatever driver is defaulted to when nouveau won't run (vesa?)
> will boot perfectly on my system, BUT it only displays at a maximum
> resolution of 1280x1024. 1920x1080 is the resolution I was running
> it at with this same system, same monitor, same video card on Fedora
Yes, that would be vesa.
> So, I'd really like to know if my problem is because "nomodeset" is
> doing nothing on my system...
well, sure, but I would rather say it's a bug in nouveau that it
doesn't work correctly for your card.
Do you have mesa-dri-drivers-experimental installed?
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