Bug 121578 - Unable to probe nVidia Geforce FX5200 card
Unable to probe nVidia Geforce FX5200 card
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-04-23 10:37 EDT by Andrew Cannon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-23 13:46:01 EDT
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Description Andrew Cannon 2004-04-23 10:37:41 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0)

Description of problem:
Performing a clean install of RH EL WS v3 is difficult due to the 
lack of a graphical interface. No matter what options I use when I 
start the installation program, I cannot get a graphical interface to 

I have tried linux vesa, linux noprobe, linux nv etc etc

None of these will give me a graphical interface. 

A follow on of this is that I cannot start X. There is no XF86config 
file to use. startx doesn't work either. I think these problems are 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on pc and boot from CD
2.Press enter
3.Wait for "Unable to probe" for video card

Actual Results:  Text based install and unable to configure X

Expected Results:  Graphical installation. All options

Additional info:

Relevant hardware: MSI K8T Neo, Geforce FX5200 128MB, 1.5GB Hynix 
memory, LSI SCSI card and 2xMaxtor Cobra HDD.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-23 13:46:01 EDT
This will be fixed with the next update release of RHEL3.

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