Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30868
Redhat fails to install with Matrox Millenium card
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:01 EDT
system - 233 MHz pentium
128 MB ram
sondblaster 32 awe pnp isa
advansys 540 pnp isa SCSI controller
fujistu 4.3 gig harddrive
"compaq OEM" matrox millenium with 2mb memory upgrade.
graphical install wolverine;
It makes to the point where it sys "detecting mouse type" and then the
screen changes to 2 inch blue squares with horizontal/vertical two inch
it makes it all the way then and end of install switches to black screen
and freezes. On reboot I do not get graphical login - I get the login for
the shell only.
Switching to Creative Graphic Blaster Extreme I complete graphical install
I tried redhat 6.2 also;
After it gets all setup info the dialog "getting package information" (or
something close to that) and then the screen switches to a series of
blue "@@@@" with some sideways red block cursors for about 1/4 screen
black for the rest
System freezes near end where it is "loading font files"
With Creative Graphics Blaster Extreme in machine and doing graphical
install for redhat 6.2 I get the idea to select "matrox millenium 4mb"
where monitor/x configuration is, figuring I could "fool" it into
installing. With Creative card in machine install freezes at the loading
point "The font files for the text formatting - Remaining system packages
I do know that Matrox made some OEM cards that were not the same as their
off the shelf retail cousins. Whether this is or not I don't know.
I can't provide too much detail (such as conf) beyond this as I'm
completely new to linux - fresh from windows
Wow, that is bizarre. I have a couple of Matrox Millenium II's that work fine,
but I haven't tried the original Millenium. I'm looking into the problem.
The closest thing I have is a Matrox Millenium 4MB retail version. Things seem
to work fine in graphics mode and in text mode. Can you press <CTRL><ALT><F3>
and see what's on the screen? Also try <CTRL><ALT><F4>. Is this a cd that you
we reverted the original millenium driver to 3.3.6 after wolverine. Seems the
4.0.x driver has problems with this card.
The 6.2 version I bought "off the shelf" at circuit city. Wolverine I burned.
If you changed the driver for next beta I will retry install then.