Bug 29748 - Problem with XFREE86 and Cirrus no name card
Summary: Problem with XFREE86 and Cirrus no name card
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-27 15:29 UTC by Ed Thibeault
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-06 00:00:24 UTC
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Description Ed Thibeault 2001-02-27 15:29:12 UTC
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Problem with XFREE86 and Cirrus no name card. Installer reconizes card but 
when testing (Cirrus no name with 2MB and Pnasonic TX-D1752U monitor) 
system loads grey screen and cursor but never diplays test screen and 
system then hangs. Only way around is a reboot.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Cirrus no name card from database
2. Select Panasonic Monitor
3. Run test xconfig

Actual Results:  Screen just displays grey screen and cursor. Reboot 
required to clear error

Expected Results:  Should display test menu so you can say yess I see it 
or error out.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-03 03:09:15 UTC
Try using XFree86 4.0.2 instead.

Xconfigurator --preferxf4

I thought 4.x was the default for all Cirrus Logic cards, however perhaps
I was wrong..

If the above does not work for you, please report back here.

Comment 2 das_deniz 2001-03-06 00:00:20 UTC
reporting user was describing hang during installation.
I also had this problem with the fisher release.
during installation i would choose the bit depth and
resolution (that i currently run 7.0 with) and click
the 'test' button. then the background x grid at that
resolution would start up but the "click if settings
appear to be working ok" or timeout dialogue would
never appear -- and a reboot was required.

i have a virge/dx chipset (diamond stealth 3d 2000 pro)
and a nokia 446Xpro monitor.

this bug seems to have been corrected in the wolverine release
of the installer (anaconda - is where this bug should have been
posted -- right?)


Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-14 03:31:41 UTC
Aparently, this problem is fixed, in Wolverine, so I'm closing it.
I couldn't reproduce on either of 3 Cirrus logic cards under Wolverine
so it perhaps was fixed by anaconda, or via an XFree86 CVS sync.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-04-05 14:40:45 UTC
   I just upgraded via the Wolverine ISOs, and had the same problem. I have a
Soyo system with Cirrus 544x 2MB PCI video.  All the probe guesses are propper
for both video card and monitor (amazing!) but like the earlier report, any
startup of XFree past that point crashes the system hard.  
   IE, the graphic installer Xwindow works fine, but the X configuration test
crashes the system.  If I skip the test and let the install complete, it crashes
as soon as the graphic logon begins.
   I see above the recommendation to use XFree86-4.0.2, but that's what came on
the Wolverine ISO already, so no joy there.
   I also tried the Xconfigurator --preferxf4 mojo, but nothing there either.
   Now the status of this bug is shown as "Rawhide" which component do I need to
try to upgrade, since XFree is already at 4.0.2 on Wolverine?

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