Comment 119 for bug 33617

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

I would appreciate if you test with a live CD. Boot with the "text" kernel parameter so X will not be automatically started. Then log in and update the driver (having it downloaded to an accessible drive*, or 1) configure xorg.conf to use the vesa driver 2) start X using startx 3) download the driver and log out again 4) remove vesa from xorg.conf again) and run startx.

Once beta is out, it will be much more difficult to get changes like this pulled in.

*) If your "live CD" is a USB stick, the easiest is to copy the driver there, it will be accessible under /cdrom.