[arch-general] Display issues with Linux 3.1

clemens fischer ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org
Sun Nov 13 11:49:46 EST 2011

hollunder at ... wrote:

>> hollunder at ..., Sat 2011-11-12 @ 22:42:57-0500:
>> [1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22674#c11
> Thanks Taylor,
> I still consider this a bug because this didn't happen for years but
> seems to happen every time I boot since 3.1.
> Another workaround is to disable kms by booting with the nomodeset
> option.
> Another new issue is that my mousepointer frequently
> flickers/disappears and that xv video out in smplayer doesn't work
> anymore, but both of those are with the nomodeset option, have yet to
> test with kms enabled again.

FWIW, KMS never worked for me (on a desktop, though).  The board has
a nvidia chipset.  All the characters on the screen were displayed
"giant mode", ie. I could see only the first few of them, but they were
inches wide, with large pixels.

So I had to append "nouveau.modeset=0" to the append line of the


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