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Bug 10625 - installer chooses bad X config for Matrox Millennium on Alpha
installer chooses bad X config for Matrox Millennium on Alpha
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-04-06 18:31 EDT by Mounish Desai
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 15:39:08 EDT
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Description Mounish Desai 2000-04-06 18:31:09 EDT
I have a Matrox Millennium I in a DIGITAL PersonalWorkstation 433a.  The
installer tries to run X in what appears to be 640x480.  The display has
alternating verticle bars of the correct graphic and a light blue (I
assume it's the root window color).

The Xconfigurator run by the text installer cannot probe the card.  It
incorrectly identifies the card as having 4MB of VRAM.

Xconfigurator run from the installed system can correctly probe and
generate a config file that works at 1024x768 (the default) and I also
tried it at 640x480.  It correctly identifies the card has having 2MB of
Comment 1 Anonymous 2000-04-10 22:43:59 EDT
The problem is that kudzu's cards database (in
instimage/usr/share/kudzu/pcitable  contains this

0x102b	0x0519	"Card:Matrox Millennium 4MB"	"Matrox|MGA 2064W [Millennium]"

change it to this:

0x102b	0x0519	"Card:Matrox Millennium 2MB"	"Matrox|MGA 2064W [Millennium]"

and things work.  Of course, this is just a hack, as
I don't know for certain that there are no 1MB Matrox Millennium cards
out there.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-02 15:39:05 EDT
Probing memory on Matrox cards is not reliable yet - please manually choose the
amount of RAM your card has.

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