Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182016
anaconda finds wrong head in multi-card system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
Starting anaconda finds the PCI card first and uses that when the active card is
the AGP card. (Notting said to file against rhpxl)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade FC4(updated) to rawhide (2006-02-18 fc5t3?)
finds PCI card and fails to start X server on that card (no monitor attached)
instead of the active AGP card (trident)
work1: Celeron(Coppermine)P3@600MHz 256MBRAM AGP Trident Cyberblade/i1 PCI ATI
Via chipset(MSI mobo) etc.
Assumption: this worked in test1/test2?
Probably what needs to happen is that we only prepend the first non-vesa card we
find to the list of cards, as opposed to all of them.
assumption correct. AGP found first in t1 and t2 and rawhide consistently until
Somehow the active card (text consoles) needs to be found consistently.
FC5t3 install: still tries to use the ATI(pci) rather than the trident(AGP) card
in my system.
Perhaps if it detects two video cards a dialogue could come up to select the
main card? There is a dual-head tab on one of the configuration dialogues.
I am happy that FC5t3 noticed that I had messed up the X config and went through
some troubleshooters to fix up the config. It cleared hte xorg.conf and started
again with detection and eventually found the trident card! Well done.
Try tomorrow's rawhide, which will have a new rhpxl package that hopefully fixes
rawhide of 2006-02-25 works properly (IMO) and finds the right card.