Bug 17936 - Install and run problems
Install and run problems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Alan Cox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-09-30 00:34 EDT by Tom Minerd
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-27 14:34:37 EST
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Description Tom Minerd 2000-09-30 00:34:21 EDT
I have tried to install a full version of Red Hat 7.0 from the ftp 
server:  sunsite.cnlabs-switch.ch.  During the install I have a problem 
with video during graphical installation.  The screen doesn't seem to 
refresh and as the installation continues things only get worse and screen 
after screen seems to overlay one another.  I can make it through the 
install but once I start running 7.0  the screen doesn't come completely 
up and again as I open new windows the screen doesn't seem to refresh and 
moving windows just smears the screen.  This problem never happened to me 
with 6.2.  I have an S3 Savage 4 video card which is definitely supported 
and shouldn't have problems during install.  What could be the problem?
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-10-01 18:32:08 EDT
I think this is an X problem with the Savage 3D card. If you do a text install
then configure X is it any better. If not I'll guide you through some
alternatives to try and pin it down
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-10-03 00:04:28 EDT
I am experiencing similar problems. I have a Trident 4MB 9750 card which the 
6.2 installer works fine in graphical mode and 7.0 does not.

Subsequently, I need graphical install because I want to use RAID and it doesnt 
seem to be featured in the text disk druid (no Make Raid Device button)
Comment 3 ncaswell 2000-10-09 12:52:44 EDT
same problem ... Savage 4 video. Text install works fine, but X has the problem. Looks like blt pointers are off, as dragging a
window leaves a trail behind, then jumps to leave blocks at other points on the screen. sev 1, as this is completely unusable.
Comment 4 ncaswell 2000-10-09 13:15:33 EDT
From Xfree86 driver support pages: looks like a warning, or better yet install option to backlevel X would be in order.

27. S3


     Support (accelerated) for the S3 911, 924, 801, 805, 928, 864, 868, 964, 968, Trio32, Trio64, Trio64V+, Trio64UV+, Aurora64V+,
     Trio64V2, PLATO/PX is provided by the XF86_S3 server and the XF86_SVGA server with the s3_svga driver. Support
     (accelerated) for the ViRGE, ViRGE/VX, ViRGE/DX, ViRGE/GX, ViRGE/GX2, ViRGE/MX, ViRGE/MX+ is provided by the XF86_S3V
     server. Support (accelerated) for those ViRGE chips, as well as the Trio3D and Trio3D/2X is provided by the XF86_SVGA server
     with the s3v driver. Support (accelerated) for the Savage3D, Savage3D/MV, Savage4, Savage2000, Savage/MX-MV, Savage/MX,
     Savage/IX-MV and Savage/IX is provided by the XF86_SVGA server with the s3_savage driver (CHECK: is this support


     Support (accelerated) for the ViRGE, ViRGE/VX, ViRGE/DX, ViRGE/GX, ViRGE/GX2, ViRGE/MX, ViRGE/MX+, Trio3D and
     Trio3D/2X is provided by the "s3virge" driver. Support for the other S3 chipsets has not yet been ported.


     Only the ViRGE and Trio3D chipsets are supported in 4.0.1. All of the other chipsets are only supported in 3.3.6.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-24 14:51:58 EDT
Adding Trond since he is working on X related configuration issues.
Comment 6 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-24 14:58:03 EDT
Savage seems to use XFree3.
Comment 7 Alan Cox 2000-10-26 17:09:00 EDT
6.2 server seems to work - a reversion in the XFree patch sets or a compiler
fart ?
Comment 8 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-26 17:36:40 EDT
Can the original reporter check what /etc/X11/X points at?
Also, S3 isn't S3 - there's lots of them.
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-27 14:34:34 EST
Closing due to inactivity.

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