|Summary:||installer comes up in text mode|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Nemeth, Laszlo <nemeth>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-02-26 20:22:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-07-31 15:32:52 UTC
Installer starts up in text mode instead graphical. There is a possibly related line on VT3 that says: "found video card controller unknown". Configuration is a 5x86/160 with a generic S3 Trio64V2 card and a 2 button ms comp. serial mouse.
Comment 1 Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-07-31 15:47:07 UTC
the textmode installer detects the card correctly in a later step (after the dependencies check)
Comment 2 Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-08-17 12:37:48 UTC
the same thing happens on RC1
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2000-08-17 12:57:49 UTC
run "lspci; lspci -n" and send the output, please.
Comment 4 Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-08-17 14:38:24 UTC
[root@kobuki /root]# lspci; lspci -n 00:05.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C496 (rev 31) 00:0a.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. Trio 64V2/DX or /GX (rev 16) 00:05.0 Class 0600: 1039:0496 (rev 31) 00:0a.0 Class 0300: 5333:8901 (rev 16)
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 2000-08-17 14:44:46 UTC
How much system ram?
Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2000-08-17 14:50:23 UTC
can you also run: python -c "import kudzu; print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_MOUSE, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, kudzu.PROBE_ONE)" as root?
Comment 7 Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-08-17 15:07:06 UTC
32M system RAM - as I recall it worked in graphical mode in betas previous to pinstripe ran the command a command a few times, the results are interesting, mouse was detected only once out of all tries when I didn't move the mouse. When the mouse was moved during the detection, it either got detected, or the command segfaulted. [root@kobuki /root]# python -c "import kudzu; print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_MOUSE, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, kudzu.PROBE_ONE)"  [root@kobuki /root]# python -c "import kudzu; print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_MOUSE, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, kudzu.PROBE_ONE)" [('ttyS0', 'generic', 'Generic Serial Mouse')] [root@kobuki /root]# python -c "import kudzu; print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_MOUSE, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, kudzu.PROBE_ONE)"  [root@kobuki /root]# python -c "import kudzu; print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_MOUSE, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, kudzu.PROBE_ONE)" Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Comment 8 Matt Wilson 2000-08-17 15:49:00 UTC
Does the "your mouse was not detected" screen come up? Is this the text mode screen you saw?
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-17 15:52:52 UTC
When you were running this, you weren't running this from X, and gpm wasn't running, correct?
Comment 10 Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-08-17 16:16:19 UTC
OK, I forgot about gpm running, sorry. The python command now detects the mouse correctly every time, except when I move the mouse while the command runs. In that case it either segfaulted (once out of from like 10 tries), or just didn't detect anything.
Comment 11 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 16:49:26 UTC
If you boot into the installer and dont move the mouse around, does it detect the mouse and install in GUI mode?
Comment 12 Nemeth, Laszlo 2000-08-17 19:40:37 UTC
No, install never-ever goes to GUI mode. I just moved the mouse accidentally while running the previous command, when it segfaulted. The 'mouse was not detected' text doesn't appear during the (text mode) install; the video card is correctly detected during the install, and X is correctly set up for the running system. During install, if I switch to VT3, there is a 'found video card controller unknown' line. Is that not related somehow to the problem?
Comment 13 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-17 20:06:42 UTC
Passed to QA to reproduce.
Comment 14 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-15 16:45:10 UTC
Have later betas corrected this problem?
Comment 15 Nemeth, Laszlo 2001-02-26 20:22:55 UTC
No, same problem as before, but it only seems to happen on this particular machine. Possibly hardware bug?