Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213752
Wrong video driver installed for S3 Savage
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
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Description of problem:
Your interface is too sucky to be able to select the X11 component.
I did an install and when done, the wrong driver was installed,
despite the fact it correctly identified the video card. Locked up
my system. No way out, despite many requests for help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. get a system with an S3 Savage card
Completely locked up. Had to use rescue boot to alter boot level
from 5 to 3 so I could at least use it as a text system.
X would come up.
I don't care a lot any more because it is clear FC6 needs work,
based on many comments. I am back on SuSE 10.1. Sorry.
We allow you to pick your video driver with a command line option to anaconda,
but we do not make this available through an interface component because it is
confusing to many users and is just unnecessary complication. However the
command line option is there for emergency use.
Picking the wrong driver probably means that there is a problem with the X
detection code for your particular video card. From your report, it sounds like
there could also be a problem with the X server itself. There is information
from your machine that we could extract and attach to this bug that would be
useful to the X developers. If you would like to assist us in debugging this
problem, it would be helpful. However since you don't care about this problem
anymore, it will probably stay broken unless someone else with the same hardware
reports the problem. I'm closing this as CANTFIX for now on the basis of your
comments. Feel free to reopen it if you'd like to help.
Well, I've loaded SuSE, so the installation logs are gone. However, I have
the same hardware and BIOS, so if you tell me what to type, I can give you
that info. Thanks - Bruce