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Date:      Tue, 12 May 2020 10:27:11 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
To:        Ekalavya <>
Cc:        Trond =?UTF-8?B?RW5kcmVzdMO4bA==?= <>,
Subject:   Re: Cannot load intel driver(i915kms) without screen blanking out
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In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.22.395.2005120810220.1514@devMachine>
References:  <alpine.BSF.2.22.395.2005120024590.1269@devMachine> <> <alpine.BSF.2.22.395.2005120810220.1514@devMachine>

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On Tue, 12 May 2020 08:19:08 +0530 (IST)
Ekalavya <> wrote:

> But still,  I don't understand why the i915kms driver would be written 
> just for the vt console driver. Why is the intel driver limited to vt, 
> considering a lot of people (and the handbook, for instance) often use 
> syscons?

	It isn't the Intel driver so much as the KMS (Kernel Mode
Switching) subsystem which is supported by vt along with UTF-8 support,
graphics modes, missing 80x24 and a bunch of other features that aren't in

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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