Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 488274
Use 'ast' instead of 'vesa' as default X Window driver
Last modified: 2010-12-01 21:40:11 EST
Created attachment 333885 [details]
Description of problem:
Customer is the hardware vendor, reporting problem with detection of his VGA chipset in RHEL5. The VGA chipset is detected as below with pci id 1a03:2000.
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ASPEED Technology, Inc. AST2000 (rev 10)
After fresh installation of RHEL5 system, VESA driver is selected for VGA card.
Using system-config-display to select proper driver after installation works fine.
Where as RHEL4.7 gets installed properly with AST as default driver.
Also Fedora-10 system detects the hardware correctly during installation.
Customer wants RHEL5 to detect the hardware correctly and use AST as default driver for his card instead of VESA
Customer also wishes to upgrade the driver version of AST shipped in RHEL5. The driver version of build-in "ast" driver is v.0.81, it's released about two years ago and they had found some issues during this period. They hope it can be upgraded to the latest one on XORG
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start X11
driver does not detect VGA card
driver should detect this card
Created attachment 333886 [details]
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1. The driver had been updated to 0.89.9.
2. The default driver is still 'vesa' not 'ast' as we expected.
Did anyone have any update about the default driver issue?
Our customers have wait this issue for almost one year and this issue still didn't be fixed completely. This issue is very important to us, could you help us to fix it in 5.5?
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.