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?
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
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)
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.
From Xfree86 driver support pages: looks like a warning, or better yet install option to backlevel X would be in order.
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.
Adding Trond since he is working on X related configuration issues.
Savage seems to use XFree3.
6.2 server seems to work - a reversion in the XFree patch sets or a compiler
Can the original reporter check what /etc/X11/X points at?
Also, S3 isn't S3 - there's lots of them.
Closing due to inactivity.