Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105761
fedora doesn't recognize sgi 1600sw monitor
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:39:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
My SGI 1600SW monitor is not recognized by the installer. The video card, a
Number Nine Revolution 4, is recognized. I have seen other requests in bugzilla
for adding this monitor to the installation database. I have to use linux nofb
text to install linux. Then I have manually edit the XF86Config to include the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install on a system with a SGI 1600SW monitor
Actual Results: without the nofb text commands the install doesn't proceed
because I can't see what is going on.
Expected Results: I should be able to see text on the screen.
Is this an analog or DVI connected monitor?
It uses a LVDS digital interface.
What's the output of running '/usr/sbin/kudzu -p -b DDC' on the installed system?
desc: "Number Nine Visual Technology Corporation REVOLUTION(tm) IV"
desc: "SGI 1600SW F"
This is not in our monitors database.
What sort of specs?
Is this what you are looking for? The following is from the sgi website. If
this is not what you need, please tell me what you are looking for and I will
try to find it.
What is the pixel response time of the 1600SW?
The total rise/fall time of the 1600SW pixels is 40 ms. Rise time is 13 ms and
fall time is 27 ms.
What are the vertical and horizontal frequencies?
The vertical frequency is 60 Hz. The horizontal frequency is 63.84 kHz.
What is the pixel frequency?
The pixel frequency clock rate is 53.5 MHz.
The default resolutions for this flat panel are 800x512 and 1600x1024. No these
are not typos. The monitor is 16:9 widescreen.
It's a fixed-frequency flat panel?
I don't know. I looked for the answer on the sgi website and didn't find it. I
tried to call SGI, but they won't talk to me unless I give them the serial
number of the monitor which is not handy at the moment. I will get the serial
number tonight and call them back tomorrow.
Maybe some useful information is in bug number 58003? I will still call SGI
I called SGI today and they said they need some more information. What do you
mean by fixed frequency? They said that is can support different frequency
depending on the resolution. Would the windows driver sgi.inf file from the
Sure, attach it.
Created attachment 94992 [details]
sgi driver folder from CD
I tried fedora test3 last night and the monitor is not recognized. I don't know
if you got the monitor added before fedora test 3 came out or not. If you did
it does not work. If you didn't get it added then please ignore this message.
May I please have a status report on this?
This will be in 1.105-1.