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Description of problem:
The ATI Xpert 128 PCI video card is incorrectly detected by the
installer. It is detected as an ATI Rage 128 (generic), and will not
work. In fact, none of the ATI drivers seem to work for this card.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start graphical install of RHL 7.1
2. When the X configuration comes up, note what's detected
3. Attempt to use the drivers and settings for that card
Actual Results: X will not come up with this card, using ANY of the ATI
drivers within the RHL 7.1 distribution. Even the ATI Xpert 128 AGP
Expected Results: Proper video card detected; proper XF86Config written
+ASUS PSB-F motherboard w/IDE controller on board
+P-III 600E CPU
+512 MB RAM
+Samsung 40GB IDE HD
+Creative 52X IDE CD-ROM
+no net card, no sound card
+ATI Xpert 128 video w/16MB RAM, PCI
+Philips 109S monitor
+MS wheel mouse and Natural Keyboard
We have a few ATI Xpert 128 cards here and they work fine. Actually, it uses
the same chipset as the ATI Rage, so it's not a problem that it is detected as a
Rage 128. Does the card work with other operating systems?
Yes. The card works fine on ME and 2000. Haven't tried Solaris/x86 yet, but
if I can't get Linux running on this machine, then Solaris it will be.
Have you tried doing a text mode install and testing the video card that way?
Another thing to try is to install X Windows, but skip testing the video card in
the installer. Then, use Xconfiguration after installation and see if that helps.
I have used Solaris 8.0 x86 before, and it only supports a few video cards. It
might support yours, though.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.