Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20289
installer doesn't detect common video and net cards
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:40 EDT
I have installed version 7 on two machines. The installer didn't detect a
video or net card in either, where version 5.2 did. The card was S3-
virgeDX 2-meg and net card was 3c509. The screens for both the video and
net setups were never displayed. The second machine also had a 3c509 and a
S3 virge dx 4-meg. Same results. I had to install version 5.2, then choose
the "upgrade" options on version 7 to keep the video and net settings.
Larry Dalton, K9LD@msn.com
Please attach the output from the lspci command on this system.
And the output from the lspci -n command as well.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 430VX - 82437VX TVX [Triton VX] (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:14.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/DX or /GX (rev 01)
00:00.0 Class 0600: 8086:7030 (rev 02)
00:07.0 Class 0601: 8086:7000 (rev 01)
00:07.1 Class 0101: 8086:7010
00:14.0 Class 0300: 5333:8a01 (rev 01)
Assigning to developer to integrate PCI info.
It's in the pcitable; sounds like an X problem.
Use XFree86 3.3.6 servers for Virge cards. The 4.0.2 driver is not fully
functional and is quite buggy. This may be fixed in 4.1.0 perhaps.
What is the output of "lspci -vn"
The -vn gives verbose info, which often indicates a different pci vendor
sub-id, especially with the virge cards. It is highly likely this
is why it is having problems detecting.
I need the output of "lspci -vn" for your card. If it has a subid and is not
in the pcitable, it will not get correctly detected.
As for the network card, i do not believe it is possible to detect the
3c509 at boot because it is an ISA card. That should be filed in a separate
bug report however as it does not concern XFree86.
One other question. What type of install did you do? Server? Workstation?
I need the exact steps you chose in order to replicate this problem.
The S3 cards are weird ones. They use PCI subid's which few video cards
use. In order to have the card detect, I *must* have the output of the
"lspci -vn" command. Without it I do not get the sub id's and cannot
proceed with this bug report.
Other people have reported that the S3 Savage driver works for them in
XFree86-4.0.3-14 minus a few known issues. I haven't received the information
from you that I'm asking for so I'm assuming you got it to work, or no longer
care about the problem. If you still have trouble, please upgrade to Rawhide