Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13686
Xconfigurator Failed with NVIDIA Geforce 256
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
Issue: GUI Install RedHat 7.0 Beta 3 on Dell Precision WS-620
Processor: P-III Processor Config: Single Processor Processor
Speed: 933 MHz
Ram Size: 1536 Mb
Dual SCSI HD 18GB.
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 256
Sound Card: Santa Cruz (CS4630)
CD-ROM: 32x IDE
NIC on-board 3C90X
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse
After installing on the WS620 with a Synergy Force (NV10) via floppy boot,
startx came up at 640x480 resolution. I attempted to run Xconfigurator to
fix the resolution and chose the NVIDIA GeForce 256 (generic) from the
video card list. Xconfigurator then exited out reporting that Server
doesnt exist, cant continue. tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/SVGA.
I then attempted to use xf86cfg, I chose the Riva TNT2 but this did not
work after this, startx no longer functioned at all.
Is /usr/X11R6/bin/SVGA present?
That should be /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA, of course.
a work around for Xconfigurator problem is to copy /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA
to /usr/X11R6/bin/SVGA. Xconfigurator then worked perfectly and we could use
Can you remove that symlink, the /etc/X11/X symlink, run Xconfigurator and see
what /etc/X11/X is?
Does this defect still exist with (on) Winston beta-4?
We've fixed this in CVS.
Worked using (Xfree86) and (xf86cfg 4.0.1)when Xconfigurator is ran system has
a core dump.
Verified and fixed in CVS
We are still having this problem in beta 5, Nvidia NV10 GeForce Worked using
(Xfree86) and (xf86cfg 4.0.1) when Xconfigurator is ran system has a core dump.
Geforce II NV 10
Vender ID= 10de
Device ID= 100
Xconfigurator and xfcfg do not work.
xf86config works if linked to /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 and XF86Config is edited
Beta5 did not have the GeForce fix, 4.3.37 has - available from
New RPM Xconfigurator-4.3.37-1.i386.rpm fixed problem.