Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124799
Graphics card ATI Radeon 9800SE not recognised by Fedora Core 2 - defaulting to VESA driver during configuration
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
Just performed a Workstation installation of Fedora Core 2 and updated
it with the latest packages using up2date -u.
However, my Sapphire (ATI) Radeon 9800SE graphics card is not
recognised and X is therefore defaulting to the generic VESA driver.
I've tried to manually choose the graphics card using the GNOME
Display settings and setting it to the ATI Radeon 9800 card option.
However, when the X server is restarted it's defaulting back to the
How may I resolve this problem?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Fedora Core 2 with an ATI Radeon 9800SE graphics card
Actual Results: Defaulting to VESA driver. Accelerated 2D speed and
3D won't be availabile for games etc.
Expected Results: 'Native' support for graphics card.
Woops, checked the Xorg.log and found that it correctly identified the
graphics card after all, while the Display application always seems to
default to VESA - possibly because the ATI Radeon 9800 SE is not in
its list of recognised graphics cards?
Please attach the output of the command: lspci -vn
Once we've got that, I'll update the hardware database with a
mapping for the Radeon 9800 SE.
Thanks for the report.
Never got your PCI ID, but I've updated many ATI devices in
rawhide hwdata. Closing as fixed in rawhide. If your particular
card doesn't autodetect in FC3 test2 or later, add the
information requested in comment #2 above and reopen for review.