bridgman: what usually happens with the kernel is the team tries to do roll-up releases every few weeks, so that we don't get a flood of kernel releases with small fixes, and each big release has a bit of time to get some vague testing done on it. The other components are a little less scheduled, but Dave will push an update when he thinks he's got everything that should go into it done right, I think.
That sounds like a good approach; pushing development code out to everyone too quickly can be a really Bad Thing.
Kernel updates can be problematic, usually KMS is not that important, but there are really differences if a wlan driver works or not with a specific kernel version. For some specific hardware it could be needed even to downgrade to .28. The problem with fedora is, that the environment is relatively uptodate - and especially fglrx will not run. So you are forced to use oss drivers if you want em or not. I don't get why fglrx devs are so overworked that they could not add support for new xservers in time, nv devs manage that too.
Maybe there are more of them and have bigger salaries than fglrx devs, so they are more motivated to add support for new xservers in time...
Originally Posted by Kano
Yes, it does work with nomodeset. Sorry for the delay to answer.
Originally Posted by AdamW
This issue is still present today.
Last edited by hobbes; 12-14-2009 at 01:46 PM.