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kmscon not working on MacBook

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: kmscon not working on MacBook
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 22:03:26 +0100
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"pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)" <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Thu, Mar 05, 2020 at 04:54:21AM +0000, address@hidden wrote:
>> I had to test the manual installation method.  The graphical installer does 
>> not work on my macbook.  It just flickers on and then off.  Shortly after 
>> grub boots into the installer, I briefly see a blue screen, then black, then 
>> blue, then black, etc.  I can switch to a virtual console and proceed with 
>> the installation that way.  Perhaps, we should try to start the graphical 
>> installer only 5 times.  If it fails, then just produce an error message and 
>> suggest the user switch to another virtual console and try the manual 
>> install.
> Perhaps one should restart with mingetty-service if kmscon fails (but
> not if installation was restarted by the user).  But I suppose this
> was discussed before and I do not know if kmscon can be unloaded.

Joshua, do you know what graphics card this MacBook has?

In the past, Mathieu, Florian, and others looked at similar issues on
some graphics boards.  Perhaps there’s something we can do here to
special-case this hardware?


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