Bug 10959 - Installer doesn't recognize DECchip 21040
Summary: Installer doesn't recognize DECchip 21040
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.2
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brock Organ
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-04-21 06:21 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 19:41:33 UTC

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Description Alexandre Oliva 2000-04-21 06:21:49 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-04-21 10:51:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-04-25 20:56:59 UTC
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...?

% lspci
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21040 [Tulip]
(rev 23)
00:0b.0 Display controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21030 [TGA]
(rev 02)

Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2000-04-27 07:14:59 UTC
No, I was running the graphical installer over NFS.
lspci gives the same information it did for you.

Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-05-04 11:28:59 UTC
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

Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2000-05-28 10:07:59 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Brock Organ 2000-08-31 23:00:53 UTC
I am marking this issue as deferred until our next release ...

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-15 19:40:46 UTC
Brock are we able to test this configuration?

Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-02 19:41:30 UTC
Please perform a text mode install and config X that way.

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