Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56242
Xconfigurator should support generic VESA driver
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:16 EDT
Description of Problem:
We have a laptop with a graphics chipset that isn't supported by any of the
card specfic XFree86 drivers. Xconfigurator suggests using "trident"
driver, but X just doesn't start with it.
It turns out that the Generic VESA driver works fine, though, but there
appears to be no way to select it in Xconfigurator; I had to edit
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 by hand (after skipping test in Xconfigurator), replacing
in order to enable it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Xconfigurator [--expert] --preferxf4
2. Set up monitor parameters and resolutions as required
X test failes; VESA driver can't be selected, even in expert mode.
Ideally, the user should be lead towards the VESA driver when test with the
"real" one fails. If that can't be done, manual driver selection oucht to
be supported, at least in expert mode.
The machine in question is a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600.
The VESA driver can be selected in Xconfigurator in Red Hat Linux 7.3.
I thought it was also available in 7.2, but it might have been added
during 7.3 development.