Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10959
Installer doesn't recognize DECchip 21040
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
Even though Xconfigurator auto-detects the graphical card
DECchip 21040/TGA, present in my AlphaStation, the installer
won't even list this card as an option.
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Using a machine in the test lab (text mode NFS install), the install was able to
identify and choose the TGA server ... is that how you tried the install...?
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21040 [Tulip]
00:0b.0 Display controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21030 [TGA]
No, I was running the graphical installer over NFS.
lspci gives the same information it did for you.
Am probably going to have to put this one on the back burning. We do not even
have a machine with that card and enough RAM to run the graphical installer here
in the test lab. I find it really weird that the graphical install would come
up, but that you then could not configure the card during Xconfig. Anyway, as a
temporary work-around, I would suggest completing the graphical installer and
then running the TUI Xconfigurator on reboot to finish the configuration of the
graphical card. I am sticking this issue on a developer's plate to have a look
Is there any way to run the X configuration step of the graphical installer on a
running machine? Then, I could try to figure out what's wrong.
I am marking this issue as deferred until our next release ...
Brock are we able to test this configuration?
Please perform a text mode install and config X that way.