PreUpgrade is a new feature being developed for Fedora 9. It allows a user to do all the tedious work of a safe Anaconda upgrade in a running system that is still usable. This is the answer to every user who has ever wanted to do a live upgrade with yum, but been worried about the safety of doing this. Fedora 9 will also get kernel modesetting.
PreUpgrade, Kernel Modesetting in Fedora 9
Submitted by Jonathan Roberts 2008-04-15 Fedora Core 4 Comments
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Kernel mode setting is just what i have been thinking about for a long time now. Just getting to the login manager on you basic linux desktop is a adventure as it is right now. Flickering, switching graphic modes and whatnot. That is ugly if you ask me. Seamless is what i want.
Also there is apparently much to gain from this new technology;
I just tried the kernel mode statement in Fedora 9 beta and the kernel didn’t seem to recognize it. I have the latest rawhide kernel update. Anyone get this to work in Fedora 9 beta yet?
I tried ‘i915.modeset=1’ as boot option but the kernel complains it is not recognized as a boot option. Hmm.
Edited 2008-04-16 20:04 UTC