Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49391
(Cirrus 5480) on SGI 1200 with L440GX chipset broken
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I try to install Red Hat 7.1 on a SGI 1200 (motherboard L440GX+, dual
PIII). Xconfigurator works fine and detects my embedded video card (i think
it's CL GD5480), but when i start X the image is totally screwed up, the
windows are blurred and overlap each other... It's a mess.
If i install the X packages from RH 7.0 then it works (because 7.0 works
fine on SGI1200), but i have to --force some dependencies, and it's an ugly
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH7.1 on a system with L440GX motherboard
Actual Results: Like i said, the image is blurred and the windows are
Expected Results: Instead, X Window should work fine, as it does with RH7.0
An experimental fix for the Cirrus driver for your hardware is in
our internal tree right now, and will be released in a week or so
in rawhide after some testing.
I will try to update this report at that time, and also backport the
fixes to 4.0.3-24 if I have time.
So, you will send an updated XFree with this bugfix?
That would be so cool, because there are many systems out there with broken
Intel 440 mobos that cannot run X.
I will make unofficial binaries as I usually do on people.redhat.com,
and at some point an errata will be released but there is never
any defined ETA on any of our "Official" software release plans.
So if the Cirrus fixes work, they will be in future X errata whenever
that occurs. XFree86 errata is something we wish to avoid as much as
possible by releasing less releases with more bugfixes. Releasing
frequent updates puts a significant burden on our QA engineers. This
is one reason I release test binaries on people.redhat.com. 99% of them
are rock solid and improve upon past official releases, even though they
are not official releases themselves. Hope this helps understand the
X release strategy I use.
Cirrus fix reported working on several Cirrus chips in 4.1.0-0.9.11
release in rawhide. My testing on a 5446 and a 543x cards show
the fix works.