Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159277
Fedora Core 3 64 Bit & Fedora Core 4 RC3 64 Bit : Unbale to install on a athlon 64 Bit Machine.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
Description of problem: Tried to install Fedora Core 3 64 Bit and Fedora Core 4
RC3 64 bit on one of my Athlon 64Bit PC. This PC has K8 Triton GA-K8VM800M
Mother board. During Installation, Just after Media test, it is unable to detect
the correct Display card & Monitor & Hangs. So I am unable to complete the
installation. In the same machine I installed Fedora Core3 32 Bit Version, It
was able to load X but could not detect the correct Display Adaptor type. It has
onboard VGA VIA K8M800 Chipset.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This video hardware is not supported in x86_64 at this time. You must
perform a text mode installation, and manually configure it to use the
"vesa" driver after install.
The reason for this is that the database that maps video hardware to
a particular driver is shared between all architectures, and does not
have a way to override what driver gets used on a specific architecture.
This means we must map a video card to one single driver, and that gets
used on all architectures even if the driver does not exist on them. Our
primary architecture is x86, so the default driver mappings are all
In order to fix this, requires complete reworking of how video hardware
to driver mappings are done, which is a long term level feature enhancement
which will likely be available in a future release of Fedora Core.
For the time being, this problem is not trivially fixable on your hardware
until X.Org officially supports this via chip on x86_64. If you'd like
to track this problem in X.Org, the upstream bug report is: