|Summary:||python traceback error during video card probe|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Chris Runge <crunge>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-07-17 12:06:19 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Chris Runge 2001-06-30 17:07:05 UTC
Description of Problem: Fairfax (beta 1) when I do a graphical or text mode NFS install, after it connects to the NFS server I get this error: Running anaconda - please wait... Probing for video card: Traceback (innermost last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 358, in ? videohw = videocard.VideoCardInfo() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/videocard.py", line 288, in __init__ If info: NameError: info install existed abnormally sending termination signals...done sending kill signals...done disabling swap... unmounting filesystems... /mnt/runtime done disabling /dev/loop0 /proc/bus/usb done /proc done /dev/pts done /mnt/source umount failed (16) you may safely reboot your system How Reproducible: every time Steps to Reproduce: 1. insert bootnet.img floppy 2. specify text or graphical install (only options tried so far) 3. specify nfs server; after downloading the aic7xxx scsi driver the problem occurs Actual Results: see above Expected Results: normal install Additional Information: I didn't have this problem on another machine, which uses a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI video card. The machine I had the problem on has a GeForce 3 card. I'm guessing that is the problem. I am able to install 7.1 on the GeForce 3- based machine, although the card isn't recognized (the PCI ID information isn't in the kernel sources or in Xconfigurator). Marking as high priority/severity since I am unable to install/test on the GeForce 3 box.
Comment 1 Sean Dilda 2001-06-30 21:25:31 UTC
I duplicated this traceback when trying to do an ftp install onto vmware version 2.0.4
Comment 2 James Riggs 2001-07-02 14:33:20 UTC
I am also able to duplicate this error when running a CD rom install using a FireGL4 graphics card. Graphical setup and text setup both fail.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-02 15:27:17 UTC
Just for the record - does 7.1 probe these cards correctly?
Comment 4 Chris Runge 2001-07-02 18:15:10 UTC
Red Hat Linux 7.1 installs fine on the GeForce 3-based system, although it doesn't detect the GeForce 3 card. I am increasingly convinced the GeForce 3 card is the issue (not the hardware itself, but the inability of the installer to handle it) since the install gets past this stage on another PC with another (Voodoo 3) video card.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-10 15:37:54 UTC
I've done something to avoid the immediate traceback, but I need to test with a card which is not in our db.
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-11 19:39:34 UTC
Going to address video issues post beta 2
Comment 7 Glen Foster 2001-07-13 19:45:00 UTC
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Comment 8 Chris Runge 2001-07-17 12:05:22 UTC
update using beta 2... I am still unable to install in either graphical mode or text mode. The card now seems to be somewhat recognized but I still get a traceback (albeit a different one) at the same point in the installation routine... Running anaconda - please wait... Probing for video card: Traceback (innermost last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 363, in ? videohw = videocard.VideoCardInfo() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/videocard.py", line 285, in __init__ info = Video_cardslist [server[5:]] KeyError: NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic) install exited abnormally sending termination signals...done sending kill signals...done . . .
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-18 20:39:18 UTC
Fixed for beta 3.