nomodeset may no longer work >> use modeset=0 for graphical install on legacy hardware

Release notes still recommend “nomodeset” syntax for resolving graphical problems with legacy hardware.

Using alternative syntax for same function i.e. “modeset=0” will be much more reliable. nomodeset will probably no longer work with new linux kernel.

Use modeset=0 instead and replace grub instances of nomodeset with modeset=0 in grub entries etc

I suggest corrected Release Notes issued immediately and the current one pulled!

On 2013-03-21 11:26, smudgy wrote:
> I suggest corrected Release Notes issued immediately and the current
> one pulled!

→ bugzilla.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:26:02 GMT
smudgy <smudgy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> Release notes still recommend “nomodeset” syntax for resolving
> graphical problems with legacy hardware.
>
> Using alternative syntax for same function i.e. “modeset=0” will be
> much more reliable. nomodeset will probably no longer work with new
> linux kernel.
>
> Use modeset=0 instead and replace grub instances of nomodeset with
> modeset=0 in grub entries etc
>

I’ve had trouble with ‘nomodeset’ not working on a couple of machines -
though this one was OK - and got round the problem by replacing
‘modesetting’ in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.install by ‘cirrus.’ This basically
reverted it to the 12.2 version. See
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809361

The failures occurred both with kernel 3.7.10 and 3.8.3 and the ‘cure’
worked for both.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit); KDE 4.10.00; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Kernel: 3.8.3; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:19:36 GMT
Graham P Davis <cloddy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:26:02 GMT
> smudgy <smudgy@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > Release notes still recommend “nomodeset” syntax for resolving
> > graphical problems with legacy hardware.
> >
> > Using alternative syntax for same function i.e. “modeset=0” will be
> > much more reliable. nomodeset will probably no longer work with new
> > linux kernel.
> >
> > Use modeset=0 instead and replace grub instances of nomodeset with
> > modeset=0 in grub entries etc
> >
>
> I’ve had trouble with ‘nomodeset’ not working on a couple of machines
> - though this one was OK - and got round the problem by replacing
> ‘modesetting’ in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.install by ‘cirrus.’ This
> basically reverted it to the 12.2 version. See
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809361
>
> The failures occurred both with kernel 3.7.10 and 3.8.3 and the ‘cure’
> worked for both.
>

Just tried replacing ‘nomodeset’ with ‘modeset=0’ in ‘recovery’ boot
from GRUB2 and it worked - but not in the same way that ‘nomodeset’
does; I did not get the low resolution display with ‘modeset=0’ as I
did with ‘nomodeset.’


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit); KDE 4.10.00; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Kernel: 3.8.3; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306