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What does -1 mean for modeset? What are other options for modeset?

I have a rough idea what KMS setting is: Kernel mode-setting (KMS) shifts responsibility for selecting and setting up the graphics mode from X.org to the kernel. When X.org is started, it then ...
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Resolution goes to 640x480 after disabling KMS

This Ubuntu 12.04 box happens to freeze all of a sudden under regular usage - anything seems to be able to make it freeze. In one effort of seeing what could fix it, I've disabled KMS (Kernel ...
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I need to add sections in xorg.conf, do I need to create it?

I understand that 10.10 / KMS does not use xorg.conf; however, I need to add the following to my xorg.conf in a Device section: Option "Capabilities" "0x00000800" Option "UseFastTLS" "off" Option ...
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How to run kvm/qemu on a virtual terminal with kms enabled

I deduce from the kvm howtos that this should actually work with sdl and a framebuffer, but I can't get it going. Doing kvm -cdrom tinycore-current.iso with normal user account on a virtual terminal ...
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How do I set the refresh rate used by KMS on the FOSS ati driver?

With KMS enabled on Xubuntu 11.04, my virtual terminals are running at 60hz, the default for my monitor, while my X desktop is running at 75, the refresh rate I specified in my xorg.conf. How do I set ...
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Can turning off drm_kms_helper polling affect screen brightness control?

I have a Samsung R430 notebook that has been running Ubuntu for close to a year, now. Since I've upgrated to Maverick, I've been dealing with little, but increasingly annoying issues, that put my ...
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Ubuntu on the Sony Vaio VPCY 21S1E

My girlfriend got a new Subnotebook for Christmas (Sony Vayo VPCY21S1E), which comes with an "Intel HD graphics" vga adaptor. When I try to boot the Ubuntu installer from USB, the screen goes blank ...
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What is Kernel Mode Setting? [closed]

What happens when KMS fails?