bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #25240, Import intel KMS


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bug #25240: Import intel KMS

Submitted by:  gionnico <gionnico>
Submitted on:  Sat 03 Jan 2009 03:11:27 PM UTC  
Votes:  100  
Category: User InterfaceSeverity: Major
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: Action Request
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: svn
Release: otherReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: 2.03+

Mon 19 Oct 2009 10:54:44 AM UTC, comment #3:

I believe that when CONFIG_DRM_I915_KMS is enabled by default, that this bug will be obsolete. Intel KMS will be supported by Xorg 7.5 when it is released.

The patch was adapted from the original 915resolution, which is in the public domain.

Nathan Coulson <conathan>
Sun 04 Jan 2009 01:55:04 PM UTC, comment #2:

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Vesa Jääskeläinen <chaac>
Project Member
Sun 04 Jan 2009 11:48:47 AM UTC, comment #1:

Please fix the Video BIOS instead. I do not see this patch going in because its ugly hack and not your original work. You are free to use GRUB 2's module compilation support to only compile your module and package it externally.

Alternatively you are free to open discussion of the problem on grub-devel mailinglist.

Vesa Jääskeläinen <chaac>
Project Member
Sat 03 Jan 2009 03:11:27 PM UTC, original submission:

"The eeepc's bios have its resolutions listed incorrectly. This prevents us from using the console with a framebuffer at the resolution of 800×480. That is unless we use the 915resolution tool. Now I've seen guides that say to use 915resolution + klibc and, v86d using the userspace, kernelspace linker. However I found this buggy, though lucky for there is an alternative. Nathan
Coulson wrote a patch for Grub2 that lets us use 915resolution before we load our kernel. This eliminates the need for klibc ,v86d, and the kernel linker. It also appears to a lot more stable." (from: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installgentoo )

Sorry if I copied-paste the website (it's creative common) but I'd like to suggest you to introduce that patch in grub2

gionnico <gionnico>


Attached Files
file #17203:  grub-1.96-915resolution-0.5.2-3.patch added by gionnico (25KiB - text/x-patch - Includes 915resolution support directly into grub2. This solution is more straight forward than kernel patches supported by userspace drivers. It was meant for 1.96 but may work also in svn)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 02 Mar 2016 10:37:03 AM UTCphcoderPlanned ReleaseNone=>2.03+
    Sat 13 Nov 2010 09:03:02 PM UTCphcoderPriority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
      SummaryCan\'t display correct resolution in eeepc-701\'s framebuffer=>Import intel KMS
    Mon 19 Oct 2009 10:47:57 AM UTCconathanCarbon-Copy-=>Added -unavailable-
    Sun 04 Jan 2009 11:48:47 AM UTCchaacPrivacyPublic=>Public
    Sat 03 Jan 2009 03:13:18 PM UTCgionnicoCarbon-Copy-=>Added gionnico
    Sat 03 Jan 2009 03:11:27 PM UTCgionnicoAttached File-=>Added grub-1.96-915resolution-0.5.2-3.patch, #17203

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