Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1995
STB Velocity 128 Video Card not fully supported as claimed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
My STB Velocity 128 card has 8 megs of memory and
Xconfigurator only recognizes 1 meg! This is quite
unacceptable because my card is listed as being a
supported video card.
I downloaded the XFree86 188.8.131.52-1.1 updates, installed
them, and now, after Xconfigurator finishes, it doesn't
even run correctly when I do a startx.
Error message is that it cannot connect to the X server,
error number 111.
So I resinstalled XFree86 from the RedHat 5.2 CD-ROM,
and am back to having a "working" install with a "1 meg"
video card again.
Are there any alternatives to XFree86 which might actually
support the STB Velocity 128 video card? If not, might
there be a chance it will be fully supported in the next
Red Hat release?
In the meantime, although I like linux very much, I will
probably go back to Windows 95/98 since they do support
the STB Velocity 128 card.
Have you tried explicitly telling Xconfigurator that you have 8 megs
of video ram? Run Xconfigurator with the --expert option so that you
may have more control over the parameters.