Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49275
Installer tells that Trident TVGA8900D is an unknown card, and reverts to text mode
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:49 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.5 [fr] (Win98; I)
Description of problem:
Installer tells that Trident TVGA8900D is an unknown card, and reverts to text mode.
And I can find any way to define raid arrays in text mode.
Steps to Reproduce:
Run the installer on a computer with an Trident 8900D video board
Expected Results: Should work
Worked with RedHat 6.2
Did you try nofb mode? Type in 'nofb' at the boot prompt screen. Does that help?
You are right in that you can't configure software RAID in text mode. We will
address this issue in a future release.
Tried lowres and nofb. It's the same:
Startup is correct, I choose the language and the keyboard layout, I define the IP address and the NFS server.
Then I get:
Running anaconda - please wait...
Probing for mouse type...
X startup failed, falling back to text mode.
Is this a PCI or ISA based card?
It's an ISA board.
We can't detect an ISA card in the installer the way we can PCI cards, so the
installer will revert back to text mode. We have added software RAID
configuration to text mode, so the next version of Red Hat Linux should resolve
this issue. A beta version of it is available at: