The trouble with KMS

Kernel Mode Setting in Ubuntu 10.04 is a superb thing when it work.

What KMS gives:
* Flicker free switching from X to terminal (using CTRL-ALT-F1)
* Nice full resolution boot logo

What bad side-effects it gives some computers:
* Suspend/Hibernat not working
* Open GL only in software mode (Slow)

Here is how to disable it:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Then look for the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=””
and change it to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”nomodeset”

sudo update-grub

That’s it!

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One Response to “The trouble with KMS”

  1. gorgi Says:

    Would be nice if people stop re-posting same old tutorials they found while researching on some forum, found something that would make them look smart and then slap that text on their own blog.
    The problem is that the said file doesn’t exist. /etc/default/grub doesn’t exist on my ubuntu 10.04 machine. What do I edit then? None of the reposted “original” tutorials deals with missing /etc/default/grub file…

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