Bug 16267 - Unlisted Card failure.
Summary: Unlisted Card failure.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: Florence Beta-3
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-15 16:40 UTC by Henri Schlereth
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-22 23:33:24 UTC
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Description Henri Schlereth 2000-08-15 16:40:10 UTC
If you choose Unlisted Card --> VGA16 Server
you get XFree86-VGA16 Server not available <still>.

Granted if you choose Unsupported VGA compatible it will pick VGA16 just fine, but shouldnt both work?

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-16 17:01:22 UTC
How did you get to this screen?

Is this a text mode or GUI install?

Comment 2 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-16 19:49:21 UTC
That would be text mode.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 15:07:42 UTC
That would mean it is an Xconfigurator issue.

Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-17 15:19:02 UTC
Xconfigurator doesn't tell the installer what to install.... is it kudzu?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-17 15:21:46 UTC
Yes.  Do we want the installer to install VGA16 if no
X server is specified?b

Comment 6 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-17 15:25:36 UTC
I think so... but I also have a feeling about this being a Trident card (much
reported), so it would know. I think the reporter may just have specified a
non-default card during the installation?

Comment 7 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-17 16:42:40 UTC
Actually,  I specified no card. It brings up the list of supported video cards,
if I chose
unsupported VGA it will install the VGA server. I choose unlisted card and pick
VGA server
it says VGA16 server not available.

This card is not a Trident. I have about 80% Tridents on my network. We
call this a "Chairman Mao VGA card". No markings on the card, no recognizable
chip on the
card. I could have easily replaced this with a Graphics Blaster but I thought it
would be
better to continue testing with the existing conditions.


Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-21 16:35:48 UTC
Sounds like a problem in the anaconda code which asks the user for what server
to use if none could be

Comment 9 Brent Fox 2000-12-04 03:59:28 UTC
The installer that is currently in CVS tries to run the framebuffer first.  If
this card is VESA 2 compliant, then the installer should run over the frame
buffer.  Please reopen if the problem appears in the next release.

Comment 10 Henri Schlereth 2000-12-25 06:00:33 UTC
This time I have a bit more information. It still doesnt detect the card and
when you chose
unlisted card --> server vga16 it says again vga server packeage not available.
The chip on the video card is a cirrus-logic GD5402-550C-B w/ an AVGA2 bios.

Comment 11 Brock Organ 2001-01-11 16:11:38 UTC
although we don't have a cirrus-logic GD5402-550C-B card in our test lab, tests
with other cards that bring up that dialog seem to work better ... "Unlisted
Card" is not an option, and choosing "Custom" didn't have this error using one
of our "Chairman Mao" cards ... please reopen if you still see this problem in
beta2 or later ... thanks for your report

Comment 12 Henri Schlereth 2001-01-16 21:04:53 UTC
Same problem in beta 2(Florence).

Comment 13 Brent Fox 2001-01-17 16:41:17 UTC
What kind of install are you trying...NFS or cd-rom?

Comment 14 Henri Schlereth 2001-01-17 17:31:54 UTC
cd-rom. Text -server.

Comment 15 Matt Wilson 2001-01-22 23:32:43 UTC
Index: xf86config.py
RCS file: /mnt/devel/CVS/anaconda/xf86config.py,v
retrieving revision 1.138
diff -u -r1.138 xf86config.py
--- xf86config.py	2001/01/19 20:01:25	1.138
+++ xf86config.py	2001/01/22 22:40:11
@@ -714,7 +714,7 @@
         # all the straight servers
         for server in [ "3DLabs", "8514", "FBDev", "I128",
                         "Mach8", "Mach32", "Mach64", "Mono",
-                        "P9000", "S3", "S3V", "SVGA", "W32" ]:
+                        "P9000", "S3", "S3V", "SVGA", "W32", "VGA16" ]:
             cards["Generic " + server] = { "SERVER" : server,
                                            "NAME"   : "Generic " + server }

Comment 16 Matt Wilson 2001-01-22 23:33:20 UTC
should be fixed in beta3.

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