Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 48662
Problem with graphics blaster exxtreme dispaly card in Xwindows
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
The card used to work fine till the version 6.3 of Linux but from 7.0
onwards it is difficult to configure it at colour depths above 8 bit and if
it does happen then the colour spills over at 16bit( excess of yellow) and
in 24 bit the display becomes garbled at teh area of activity on the screen
the monitor used is Viewsonic E-40. A number of others with the same card
have reported the prob;em too.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run setup at the command prompt
and configure the video card with auto probe and specify monitor type
2 select the colour depth of 24 bit /16 bit and the display will be
configured but it will be gharbled when actually used by logging in to
Actual Results: The card could not be configured
Expected Results: The sard should have been configured at 16 bit at a
resolution of 800*600 as it used to in the 6.3 version of Linux
We have never shipped a version 6.3 of Red Hat Linux. If you are using
a version 6.3, it is definitely not Red Hat Linux.
In order to investigate this, I will need to know exactly what video
hardware you have. There are too many brand names to know what all chipsets
they use. Please attach a copy of your XFree86 server logs and configuration
file as uncompressed file attachments using the link below and I will see if
I can help you.
I apologise for a mistake on my part and it was the incorrect mention of the
earlier version of Redhat Linux and it should rather be versions
6.0,6.1&6.2,actually the original configuration of teh PC carried the SIS 6326
graphics card which did not find supprot in Linux (redhat) 6.0 so i changed it
to Graphics Blaster exxtreme manufactured by Creative labs wit h4 MB of video
RAM and the chipset detected by probe is PErmedia2(glint). In fact during the
past 3 hours or so the problem assumed such proportions that i had to remove
version 7.1 from my system and downgrade it to 6.0 so the log report of 7.1
would not be possible for now but if it cannot be dispensed with then i will
once again install and generate the report. And if the 6.0 log can serve teh
purpose then please tell the procedure of generating such a report.
The problem became so severe that the system started to go into suspend mode
without any prior warning, so had to take teh extreme step.
the problem mentioned above could be solved by selecting the generic driver (3D
labs)for the graphics card during the installation in low resoluton mode, so the
solution may be archived for further queries in the same context
This problem with the permedia chips I believe should be fixed in
XFree86 4.0.3-24 at:
Please try it, and update the report to reflect the results.
Resolving bug assuming it is fixed due to lack of feedback,
and no bad reports coming in from anyone else.
XFree86-4.1.0-3 is the current release.