Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22855
Silicon Motion driver not installed in XFree86-4.0.2-0.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:22 EDT
Silicon Motion drivers are not installed by XFree86-4.0.2-0.1.i386.rpm.
The following one-liner to the spec file fixes the problem:
--- XFree86.spec~ Tue Dec 19 19:04:22 2000
+++ XFree86.spec Tue Dec 26 18:53:57 2000
@@ -996,6 +996,7 @@
Fixed as of XFree86-4.0.2-0.2; will be in next rawhide release.
*** Bug 23054 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please note that this driver will not be used by default, the 3.3.6 driver
will. This is because I have received reports that it doesn't work well.
If it does work, I need to know your:
1. PCI IDs for the chipset in question
2. a copy of your XF86Config-4
Send them directly to me, don't attach to this bug report, please.
Created attachment 9880 [details]
Requested XF86Config-4 of my SMI setup
> Please note that this driver will not be used by default, the 3.3.6
> driver will. This is because I have received reports that it doesn't
> work well.
On my laptop (HP OmniBook XE2-DC, 800x600 res. TFT), the 4.0.2 driver
works tremendously much better than the 3.3.6 one. The 3.3.6 driver
would from time to time refuse to init the HW correctly, forcing me to
keep Windows there just to init the chipset correctly! Furthermore,
suspends directly from X were out of the question.
Now, initialization works perfectly. The only glitch is that going to
standby crashes X (suspend works fine), but compared to the problems
with 3.3.6, I have nothing to complain.
Oh, and for some reason RH7 installation had to be performed in text
mode, since no valid video modes could be found. Furthermore,
hard-coding vertical refresh rate to 60 Hz would not work, so I set it
to 50-70 Hz. Go figure. The problem appeared with both with 3.3.6 and
> 1. PCI IDs for the chipset in question
lspci -v gives:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Motion, Inc. SM710 LynxEM
(rev a3) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 000e
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 1
scanpci -l gives:
pci bus 0x1 cardnum 0x00 function 0x0000: vendor 0x126f device 0x0710
Silicon Motion Inc. LynxEM
CardVendor 0x103c card 0x000e (HP, Card unknown)
STATUS 0x0230 COMMAND 0x001f
CLASS 0x03 0x00 0x00 REVISION 0xa3
BIST 0x00 HEADER 0x00 LATENCY 0x40 CACHE 0x00
BASE0 0xfd000000 addr 0xfd000000 MEM
MAX_LAT 0x00 MIN_GNT 0x00 INT_PIN 0x01 INT_LINE 0x0a
BYTE_0 0x6010001 BYTE_1 0x00 BYTE_2 0x806cfd0 BYTE_3 0xffffffff
I am not quite sure what the PCI ID you want is. If those are not
enough, please tell how to extract the info.
> 2. a copy of your XF86Config-4