Bug 104498 - graphical installer doesn't work with GeForce FX video card
graphical installer doesn't work with GeForce FX video card
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: hwdata (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-16 10:02 EDT by Mikel Ward
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:38 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.92-1
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Last Closed: 2003-09-16 22:39:38 EDT
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output of "lspci" on my machine, "pepper" (1.74 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-16 21:59 EDT, Mikel Ward
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output of "lspci -n" on my machine, pepper (897 bytes, text/plain)
2003-09-16 22:00 EDT, Mikel Ward
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Description Mikel Ward 2003-09-16 10:02:59 EDT
When I attempt to install Red Hat Linux 9.0.93 on my AMD Athlon XP
system which has an ASUS GeForce FX 5200 video card, the installer
gets as far as:
Waiting for start X server to start...log located in /tmp/X.log

Then the screen goes blank and the monitor enters suspend mode.

Looking in /tmp/X.log, I see:
(EE) Failed to load module glx (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module record (module does not exist, 0)

The modules in /tmp/XF86Config.text (just in case it's relevant)

Attempting to start an X server with the "vesa" driver fails, but
the "nv" driver seems to work.  The "nv" driver is automatically
detected when running "XFree86 -configure", but I presume the
installer always uses the "vesa" driver, and it seems this driver
does not work with that version of X (XFree86 4.3.0 9 May 2003).
Comment 1 Mikel Ward 2003-09-16 10:21:33 EDT
This sounds like it was solved in bug 99535.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-16 11:06:10 EDT
Could you provide the lspci -n information for your video card?
Comment 3 Mikel Ward 2003-09-16 21:59:56 EDT
Created attachment 94546 [details]
output of "lspci" on my machine, "pepper"
Comment 4 Mikel Ward 2003-09-16 22:00:28 EDT
Created attachment 94547 [details]
output of "lspci -n" on my machine, pepper
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-16 22:39:38 EDT
This was fixed in hwdata-0.92-1, on August 27.

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