Bug 138026 - Dell GX280 Video Card (915G) unsupported
Dell GX280 Video Card (915G) unsupported
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: dff
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-03 17:03 EST by Greg Marsden
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHEL4 U2
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Last Closed: 2005-09-24 06:59:21 EDT
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Description Greg Marsden 2004-11-03 17:03:15 EST
Comes up as Unknown Device 0179

Linux ap652tst 2.4.21-21.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Oct 1 09:28:06 EDT 2004 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

lspci -vv

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82915G Express Chipset
Family
Graphics Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Dell: Unknown device 0179
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort-
<TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: Memory at dff00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
[size=512K]
        Region 1: I/O ports at e898 [size=8]
        Region 2: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Region 3: Memory at dfec0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
[size=256K]
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82915G Express Chipset Family
Graphics
Controller (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Dell: Unknown device 0179
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort-
<TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Region 0: Memory at dff80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
[size=512K]
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Could be as simple as adding pci id... please advise.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-11-04 02:45:38 EST
it's not a pci id; it's a whole new set of drivers
(kernel: AGP and DRM, XFree)
Comment 2 Greg Marsden 2004-11-04 13:25:00 EST
Unfortunately it's what Dell is shipping as the new standard desktop
Comment 3 Suzanne Hillman 2004-11-08 12:25:45 EST
Internal RFE bug #138374 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 6 Ernie Petrides 2005-09-12 23:52:20 EDT
Hi, Greg.  Does this bug report need to be Oracle-confidential?  If not,
please uncheck the "Oracle Confidential Group" box near the bottom.  If
so, just let me know so that I can add the appropriate Red Hat groups.

Thanks in advance.  -ernie
Comment 7 Greg Marsden 2005-09-13 18:27:07 EDT
this bug is old!
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2005-09-24 06:59:21 EDT
Intel i915 hardware is supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and additional
support for newer Intel i915/i945 hardware has been added to RHEL4 U2.

Unfortunately, Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 does not contain the
necessary core X server infrastructure to accomodate the driver source
code being used in RHEL4.  Backporting the X server code, Mesa code,
kernel DRM code, and other required bits from RHEL4 to RHEL3 would be
a significant non-trivial undertaking, which would pose a significant
risk of regression for the X server and other video hardware support
as a whole.

Due to these and other factors, adding native Intel i915/i945 hardware
support to RHEL3 is currently not feasible.

It is recommended to use the "vesa" driver for this hardware on RHEL3
systems, or to upgrade to the latest RHEL4 release.

Setting resolution/status to "CURRENTRELEASE" of RHEL4 U2 for support for
this hardware.
Comment 9 Ernie Petrides 2005-09-26 15:36:42 EDT
Changing disposition to WONTFIX for RHEL3.

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