Bug 1022 - RHL installer detected S3V card but assigned SVGA server as the X Server
RHL installer detected S3V card but assigned SVGA server as the X Server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-01 21:18 EST by mangrai
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-11 17:39:29 EST
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Description mangrai 1999-02-01 21:18:45 EST
When installing, RHL 5.2 detected S3 Virge 3D card (S3 375
chip) properly. But it assigned SVGA server instead of S3V
server. This problem does not exist in RHL 5.1. 5.1 properly
assigned the correct server.
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 1999-02-02 01:46:59 EST
This is a duplicate of report #313
In new XFree86 SVGA server contains driver for S3 Virge, so installer
was absolutely correct
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-03-11 17:39:59 EST
With release 3.3.2 of XFree86, there are now two servers which support
ViRGE family of chips. The XF86_S3V server is a dedicated server which
the S3 ViRGE (86C325), the ViRGE/DX (86C375), ViRGE/GX (86C385) and
ViRGE/VX (86C988) chips. New with this release, the above ViRGE
chipsets are
also supported in the XF86_SVGA server, which includes a new ViRGE
driver mak-
ing use of the XAA acceleration architecture and also supports
(86C357) and ViRGE/MX (86C260) chips now.

------- Additional Comments From   06/05/99 09:17 -------
Even choosing expert mode, the installer will still install SVGA
server instead of the dedicated S3V server. Some card just don't work
with SVGA server.
To work around this, install S3V server's rpm manually. Then replace
XF86_SVGA with XF86_S3V in the /usr/X11R6/bin. Xconfigurator will now
work with XF86_SVGA.

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