Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18370
Video card detection fails
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:16:36 EDT
I've been using the graphical installation. An error message
that flashes past when the installer first tries to initialise
the display says:
(EE) No devices detected
Fatal server error
No screens found
It resumes installing in text mode, then X probe reports an
"NVIDIA GeForce DDR (generic)", which is close but not right.
Xconfigurator probe then fails, saying "Error executing the X
server in probing mode".
If I try to test a manually configured resolution it says
"There is a problem with you X config". If I skip the test
then installation finishes fine - the system will boot to
the console login prompt and all command-line stuff works
but startx just gives the same "No screens found" error.
The system has:
Asus A7V motherboard (Via KT133 chipset) & K7 Thunderbird
Asus V7100 AGP GeForce 2 MX
The HCL for RH7 says GeForce2MX cards are supported and
email@example.com also says this combination should work.
I'm booting directly off a CD burned from an ISO image.
Installing (not upgrading).
Have you been able to complete a text based install?
Text mode installation does not cause the first error ("No screens found"),
but the remainder of the installation goes the same. X probe still reports
the wrong card. As with the graphical version, the install will go through
to completion and leave me with a working box, but X will not start.
Could you attach the output from lspci on this box so we can make sure we have
your video card in our database?
Following is the output from lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0305 (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 8305
00:04.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super] (rev 22)
00:04.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo] (rev 10)
00:04.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B USB (rev 10)
00:04.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B USB (rev 10)
00:04.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)
00:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Sigma Designs, Inc. REALmagic Hollywood Plus DVD
Decoder (rev 02)
00:11.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown
device 0d30 (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 (rev a1)
Could you also include the output from 'lspci -n' as well?
Following is the output from lspci -n:
00:00.0 Class 0600: 1106:0305 (rev 02)
00:01.0 Class 0604: 1106:8305
00:04.0 Class 0601: 1106:0686 (rev 22)
00:04.1 Class 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 10)
00:04.2 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 10)
00:04.3 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 10)
00:04.4 Class 0600: 1106:3057 (rev 30)
00:0a.0 Class 0401: 1274:1371 (rev 08)
00:0b.0 Class 0480: 1105:8300 (rev 02)
00:11.0 Class 0180: 105a:0d30 (rev 02)
01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0110 (rev a1)
This may be related to the hw probing part of the installer.
Reassigning to package maintainer.
Nope, it's OK in kudzu. XFree86 doesn't know what the chip is, though.
This was fixed in XFree86-4.0.1-1.2 or later, I believe.