Bug 13007

Summary: GUI upgrade problem with Trident 3DImage 9750
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Henri Schlereth <henris>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Henri Schlereth 2000-06-24 23:27:29 UTC
Machine P100 64MB/PCI
Video Trident 3DImage 9750
Compaq SVGA
6 GB Quantum HD
32X Compaq Cd-rom
1x Sony CDu33a
3c503 NIC
Dual Boot RH6.2/Win95
(note: this not a compaq machine, it just has some scavenged compaq parts)

The installer booted up into the GUI and promptly began doing the
video earthquake/lambada. If I could strap myself into a paint mixer and
get it to synch with the monitor I likely could have continued.
I will try to do a text mode after my eyes settle down again.

Mind now, this does work with RH62 and X and windoze.


P.S. backed up my rpm database files this time. :)

Comment 1 Henri Schlereth 2000-07-01 03:24:29 UTC
Additional tests.
I have managed to persuade X to start at 1024x768 8bpp. Gnome starts fine
KDE crashes, and XCFE locks keyboard/screen up hard on shutdown. The
configuration file comments out the 4 MB of memory.
Any value below or above the given number either results in blur/shaking
or Xconfigurator fails.
I tested both the xfce I had amd the one from the powertools CD
(I believe identical versions)

Comment 2 Henri Schlereth 2000-07-01 04:37:49 UTC
Final addendum:
After I made sure all symlinks to X were identical in both /usr/X11R6/bin
and /etc/X11, and made sure XFree86 was suid root, now non-root users
can run X.
Additionally I changed the settings under Xconfigurator to 800x600, let
it claim there was a problem and just quit instead of back. Viola
despite the so called problem 800x600. Not a very satisfying prosect for
Joe Customer to deal with but at least these are clues provided.

Xfce is totally hosed still. Click on any icon and it goes to
lock-up land. Symptoms are open box(blank) and croak.
I dont have an answer for that one.

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2000-07-18 19:28:59 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2000-07-21 16:52:27 UTC
*** Bug 13149 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Glen Foster 2000-07-21 18:40:49 UTC
Does this defect still exist with (on) Winston beta-4?

Comment 6 Henri Schlereth 2000-07-21 19:04:38 UTC
Cant answer to Beta4, I dont have the bandwidth to do an rpm download in a reasonable time-frame.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-27 18:37:23 UTC
Is this fixed in beta 5?

Comment 8 Emmanuel Galanos 2000-08-04 13:55:16 UTC
Beta5 does not fix this bug. The effect I see seems a bit different, but
basically it makes it impossible to do a GUI install.

Comment 9 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-04 22:17:07 UTC
Beta5 GUI crashes on me, still unresolved issue.

Comment 10 Matt Wilson 2000-08-04 22:58:58 UTC
whatd does the crash look like?

Comment 11 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-08 21:28:26 UTC
Sorry for the delay, in Beta5 aka Pinstripe it crashes prior to the switchover to GUI, either anaconda or sig11. I will try to re-create
it tonight. This machine will install RH6.1 just fine but nothing after that. If I do a manual RPM everything will work if tediously.
It takes an average of 1 day straight or 2 1/2 days liesurely to do a full bore shotgun upgrade(everything).

Comment 12 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-16 20:06:54 UTC
As of RC5 the GUI no longer crashes but instead becomes an etch-a-sketch. This is actually an improvement of sorts.
Amazingly when I went back and did a text upgrade it went all the way thru. This machine hasnt allowed me to do
anything but a manual rpm since after RH6.1. This is major progress for this boxen. The etch-a-sketch problem goes away
when I re-install the XFree86-SVGA-20 version from RH6.2. Dont know what to say about that, but that's how I "fix" it.
A reversion isnt that bad if you have it available.


Comment 13 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-17 03:50:59 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 15453 ***