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Feature #14991

Remove /usr/share/live/config/xserver-xorg/intel.ids

Added by intrigeri about 2 years ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Elevated
Assignee:
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
Start date:
11/18/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
hefee/bugfix/14991-removing-xserver-xorg-intel.ids+force-all-tests
Type of work:
Communicate
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Starter:
Affected tool:

Description

In Tails 3.x we had to ship /usr/share/live/config/xserver-xorg/intel.ids to force systems with various graphics adapters to use the "intel" video driver instead of the "modesetting" one because of #12219. In theory https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98742 was fixed in Linux 4.12 or 4.13 so for Tails on Buster we should try dropping this special casing, call for testing, and see if it introduces any regression.

Rationale: the "intel" video driver is not the preferred one anymore, it's less maintained and should ideally not be used.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #12219: Regressions on Stretch with modesetting driver for Intel graphics Resolved 02/10/2017
Related to Tails - Bug #16749: Call for testing: feature/buster (May 2019 edition) Resolved 05/24/2019
Related to Tails - Bug #16755: Call for testing: feature/buster (June 2019 edition) Resolved 06/18/2019
Related to Tails - Bug #16822: Release 4.0~beta1 Resolved
Related to Tails - Bug #17060: intel NUC (miniPC) needs boot parameters in order start Resolved
Blocked by Tails - Bug #15857: Make feature/buster build Resolved 08/29/2018
Blocked by Tails - Bug #16073: Upgrade Linux to 4.19 Resolved 10/25/2018
Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed

Associated revisions

Revision 41e54c4e (diff)
Added by Sandro Knauß 8 months ago

Removing /usr/share/live/config/xserver-xorg/intel.ids (refs: #14991).

Revision 7480f762
Added by intrigeri 8 months ago

Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/hefee/bugfix/14991-removing-xserver-xorg-intel.ids+force-all-tests' into feature/buster (refs: #14991)

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #12219: Regressions on Stretch with modesetting driver for Intel graphics added

#2 Updated by intrigeri 11 months ago

  • Blocked by Bug #15857: Make feature/buster build added

#3 Updated by intrigeri 11 months ago

  • Blocked by Bug #16073: Upgrade Linux to 4.19 added

#4 Updated by Anonymous 8 months ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress

#5 Updated by hefee 8 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Confirmed
  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)
  • Feature Branch set to hefee/bugfix/14991-removing-xserver-xorg-intel.ids+force-all-tests

Build successfully an iso. Let's put this iso to an USB stick and give it a try.

#6 Updated by hefee 8 months ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress

#7 Updated by hefee 8 months ago

  • Assignee set to intrigeri
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

As decided, we wanted to push this to feature/buster and see if anyone complains ;D

#8 Updated by intrigeri 8 months ago

  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)
  • QA Check deleted (Ready for QA)

Merged, thanks!

Next step: ask our community to test a nightly build on affected hardware, starting with a X201 (sajolida).

#9 Updated by intrigeri 8 months ago

#10 Updated by intrigeri 7 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16749: Call for testing: feature/buster (May 2019 edition) added

#11 Updated by intrigeri 7 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16755: Call for testing: feature/buster (June 2019 edition) added

#12 Updated by intrigeri 7 months ago

  • Assignee set to intrigeri

Included in my draft for #16749, will triage the feedback.

#13 Updated by intrigeri 6 months ago

One success report (alienpup) on ThinkPad T410 with 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02) :)

#14 Updated by intrigeri 6 months ago

Works fine on X201 with 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)

#15 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

#16 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Elevated

#17 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

Now that 4.0~beta1 was released + a special call for using it in production was sent to Tails contributors: I'll close this ticket if no regression is reported within a few weeks.

#18 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

  • Subject changed from Consider removing /usr/share/live/config/xserver-xorg/intel.ids to Remove /usr/share/live/config/xserver-xorg/intel.ids
  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

Will reopen if regressions are reported. Meanwhile, leaving this open does not help much.

#19 Updated by segfault 3 months ago

  • Related to Bug #17060: intel NUC (miniPC) needs boot parameters in order start added

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