Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13007
GUI upgrade problem with Trident 3DImage 9750
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:32:30 EDT
Machine P100 64MB/PCI
Video Trident 3DImage 9750
6 GB Quantum HD
4 GB IBM HD
IDE ZIP Drive
32X Compaq Cd-rom
1x Sony CDu33a
Dual Boot RH6.2/Win95
(note: this not a compaq machine, it just has some scavenged compaq parts)
The installer booted up into the GUI and promptly began doing the
video earthquake/lambada. If I could strap myself into a paint mixer and
get it to synch with the monitor I likely could have continued.
I will try to do a text mode after my eyes settle down again.
Mind now, this does work with RH62 and X and windoze.
P.S. backed up my rpm database files this time. :)
I have managed to persuade X to start at 1024x768 8bpp. Gnome starts fine
KDE crashes, and XCFE locks keyboard/screen up hard on shutdown. The
configuration file comments out the 4 MB of memory.
Any value below or above the given number either results in blur/shaking
or Xconfigurator fails.
I tested both the xfce I had 188.8.131.52 amd the one from the powertools CD
(I believe identical versions)
After I made sure all symlinks to X were identical in both /usr/X11R6/bin
and /etc/X11, and made sure XFree86 was suid root, now non-root users
can run X.
Additionally I changed the settings under Xconfigurator to 800x600, let
it claim there was a problem and just quit instead of back. Viola
despite the so called problem 800x600. Not a very satisfying prosect for
Joe Customer to deal with but at least these are clues provided.
Xfce 184.108.40.206 is totally hosed still. Click on any icon and it goes to
lock-up land. Symptoms are open box(blank) and croak.
I dont have an answer for that one.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5
*** Bug 13149 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Does this defect still exist with (on) Winston beta-4?
Cant answer to Beta4, I dont have the bandwidth to do an rpm download in a reasonable time-frame.
Is this fixed in beta 5?
Beta5 does not fix this bug. The effect I see seems a bit different, but
basically it makes it impossible to do a GUI install.
Beta5 GUI crashes on me, still unresolved issue.
whatd does the crash look like?
Sorry for the delay, in Beta5 aka Pinstripe it crashes prior to the switchover to GUI, either anaconda or sig11. I will try to re-create
it tonight. This machine will install RH6.1 just fine but nothing after that. If I do a manual RPM everything will work if tediously.
It takes an average of 1 day straight or 2 1/2 days liesurely to do a full bore shotgun upgrade(everything).
As of RC5 the GUI no longer crashes but instead becomes an etch-a-sketch. This is actually an improvement of sorts.
Amazingly when I went back and did a text upgrade it went all the way thru. This machine hasnt allowed me to do
anything but a manual rpm since after RH6.1. This is major progress for this boxen. The etch-a-sketch problem goes away
when I re-install the XFree86-SVGA-20 version from RH6.2. Dont know what to say about that, but that's how I "fix" it.
A reversion isnt that bad if you have it available.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 15453 ***