Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30674
Xconfigurator with NeoMagic 256AV doesn't default to XFree4
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:58 EDT
Running Florence RC2 with a Dell Latitude CPiA laptop, Neomagic NM256AV
Xconfigurator runs and says:
PCI entry: Neomagic Corporation|[MagicMedia 256AV]
X server: XF86_SVGA
XFree4 Driver: neomagic (not used by default)
Since XFree3 isn't being shipped with Florence, this fails, with:
Server doesn't exist, can't continue
tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA
You must run Xconfigurator --preferxf4 to make this work. Since XFree3
isn't an option any more, it should default to the XFree4 server (which
This defect considered a show-stopper (MUST-FIX) for Florence GOLD release
Have tested this with a NM2160 MagicGraph 128XD in a DEC VPNote Laptop. I also
the XFree86 3.3.6 server is being used instead of the 4.0.2. I ran Xconfigurator
--preferxf4 and reconfigured X to use the 4.0.2 driver with no problems.
XFree86 3 isn't being shipped in Florence????
That's news to me....
An "Everything" install of RC1 shows XFree86-FBDev-3.3.6-33 as the only 3.3.6
That would be a different bug. :)
The SVGA X server is still there.
I'm assuming this was a text mode install?
kickstart skipx (thus, text-mode), yes.
I've seen this too, but the problem is that even when you install the 3.3.6 SVGA
server, Xconfigurator says 'there was a problem with..'.
fixed up Xconfigurator to use XF 4.x drivers for NeoMagic 128 and 256 chips.
Version 4.9.18 and later.