Bug 11995 - #9 Revolution IV doesn't work with X.
Summary: #9 Revolution IV doesn't work with X.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brock Organ
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Whiteboard: Winston should-fix
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-06-08 20:53 UTC by Bill Pemberton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-31 20:22:40 UTC
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Description Bill Pemberton 2000-06-08 20:53:54 UTC
Graphical install doesn't start X.  Says it's falling back to VGA16, but
that fails also.  Machine is dual PII with AGP #9 Revolution IV.

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-08 22:09:28 UTC
could you confirm the following vendor id #s for your card? 
(probably are 105d:5348)

(ie you can use lspci and lspci -n to find the ids...)

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2000-06-09 02:55:43 UTC
The Revolution series of cards has been having a lot of trouble in various cases
since Red Hat 6.1 from my roommate's experience (who's since gotten rid of the
card).  In 6.1, X doesn't work at all.  In 6.2, X works but not in the
installer; thus if the XF86_I128 is the same server it may just need to be
recompiled in a proper environment.

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2000-06-16 15:21:25 UTC
I really need those PCI ids to get this fixed.

Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2000-06-16 15:26:41 UTC
OK, I think I may have it fixed.

Comment 5 Bill Pemberton 2000-06-23 18:06:21 UTC
It's still not fixed in beta2.  I don't know if it should have been.  

Yes, the PCI ids are 105d:5348

Comment 6 Glen Foster 2000-07-18 18:20:32 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5

Comment 7 Glen Foster 2000-07-21 18:38:03 UTC
Does this defect still exist with (on) Winston beta-4?

Comment 8 Bill Pemberton 2000-07-24 14:56:39 UTC
Yes,  I still get the same failure using Beta 4.

Comment 9 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 22:25:17 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1

... we've fixed a lot of video-card problems in beta-5.  Can you check to see if
the problem still exists in Pinstripe (beta-5)?

Comment 10 Bill Pemberton 2000-07-31 14:19:31 UTC
It's still failing for me.  However, it doesn't look like it's getting as far as
trying to start X (and the text install crashes the same way).  This machine has
a zip drive in it, is that bug still in beta 5?

Comment 11 Matt Wilson 2000-08-04 19:52:31 UTC
What does the failure look like now?  "Unknown card" or something else?  You say
text mode fails too?  Can we get some more info?

Comment 12 Bill Pemberton 2000-08-04 20:04:31 UTC
Ok, doing either type of install I get:

Make it through the "Loading Buslogic Drivers" and then
gets install exited abnormally -- recieved signal 11.

Alt-F3 screen ends with
   * looking for video cards requiring agpgart module
   * found video card controller unknown
   * probing buses
   * finished bus probing
   * found suggestion of BusLogic
   * found BusLogic device
   * found suggestion of uhci
   * found devices JustProbe is 0
   * going to insmod BusLogic.o (path is NULL)
   * trying to mount device hdc
   * loopfd is 6
   * found url image cdrom://hdc/mnt/source
   * getting ready to spawn shell now

It doesn't look like it's getting as far as trying to start the X server.  This
machine does have zip drive in it, so that's why I thought that may be problem
(assuming that bug is still in this beta).

Comment 13 Glen Foster 2000-08-07 20:08:03 UTC
What happens if you boot the system *without* the Zip drive in it?

Comment 14 Bill Pemberton 2000-08-07 20:12:12 UTC
I realize that removing the zip is the obvious thing,  but this machine isn't
one that I can just tear apart on a whim.  That's why I was trying to see if the
zip bug is supposed to be squashed in the this beta -- if it's not, then that's
obviously the problem and I don't need to tear this beast apart.

Disabling the zip drive in the BIOS doesn't change the behaviour.

Comment 15 Bill Pemberton 2000-08-14 15:03:26 UTC
This is all fixed in RC1.

Comment 16 Bill Pemberton 2000-08-14 17:32:49 UTC
I'd like to clarify that the installer is what will now work (it correctly uses
the VGA server).  X itself will not, however, work with the #9 Revolution IV. 
If I chose to test it using the installer, I get a blank screen and I'm hung. 
If I skip the X configuration I can do the install fine, but I get the same hang
if I go through Xconfigurator.

Comment 17 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-15 15:33:46 UTC
Does Xconfigurator produce a working X display post-install?

Comment 18 Bill Pemberton 2000-08-15 16:33:12 UTC
Xconfigurator results in the same black screen as the installer when you get to
the 'Test X configuration' option.

Comment 19 Glen Foster 2000-08-16 22:38:07 UTC
This defect has been re-classified as SHOULD-FIX for Winston Gold-release

Comment 20 Aaron Brown 2000-08-31 20:22:38 UTC
This was a last minute fix that was fixed in an "RC" release.
Verfied that the problem is resolved, and GUI installation
works, as well as running X.

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