Bug 53167 - mis-detects video memory during GUI install
Summary: mis-detects video memory during GUI install
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-09-04 20:09 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-05 21:54:43 UTC


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Description Chris Ricker 2001-09-04 20:09:53 UTC
On a machine with a Riva TNT2 (16 megs), anaconda reports that the card has
4 megs.

However, XFree86 4.1 correctly detects 16 megs after the install finishes
and the system is up

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-04 21:37:09 UTC
I seem to remember that the TNT2 hasn't ever ddcprobed correctly.  Dr Mike?

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-05 18:48:27 UTC
Could you please run /sbin/ddcprobe on this card and see what it returns? I
would not be surprised if it is misdetected.

Comment 3 Chris Ricker 2001-09-05 21:54:37 UTC
You're right, ddcprobe is broken on this card:

[root@shaka root]# /usr/sbin/ddcprobe 
VESA 3.0 detected.
OEM Name: NVidia
Vendor Name: NVidia
Product Name: Riva TNT
Product Revision: A5
Memory installed = 64 * 64k blocks = 4096kb
Supported standard modes:
        640x400x256
        640x480x256
        800x600x16
        800x600x256
        1024x768x16
        1024x768x256
        1280x1024x16
        1280x1024x256
        80x60 (text)
        132x25 (text)
        132x43 (text)
        132x50 (text)
        132x60 (text)
        320x200x64k
        320x200x16m
        640x480x64k
        640x480x16m
        800x600x64k
        800x600x16m
        1024x768x64k
        1024x768x16m
        1280x1024x64k
<snip monitor stuff>

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-05 23:51:02 UTC
We don't have a CANTFIX, so WONTFIX will have to do.  Video cards that don't
report the information correctly shouldn't be made :(


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