Bug 5774 - X-install does not detect videocard, and no options given
X-install does not detect videocard, and no options given
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-10-09 11:40 EDT by jhaskins
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 15:36:54 EST
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Description jhaskins 1999-10-09 11:40:39 EDT
The X-install does not successfully detect the S3Trio3d or
the S3trio64/GX video adapter. When you get to the X setup
screen within the graphic install you are not presented with
any options on specifying your x-server or what video
adapter you have. You can only specify your monitor type.
You are forced to skip the x install and create a custom
XF86config file to successfully get X working.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 12:07:59 EDT
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 12:09:59 EDT
*** Bug 5779 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

The installer detects a Spectra 2500 TNT as a Riva 128 which
causes X to fail to start.

Suggestion: At install time, let the user change the
detected card, especially under a "custom" install.  If this
was possible, it would permit a workaround that would lower
the severity of this bug.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 14:30:59 EDT
*** Bug 5957 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

During the X setup, I don't see an option to change the
amount of video memory my card has. I have a Permedia 2
based board with 8MB of memory, but the graphical installer
only sees 512kb of video ram, meaning I can't choose any of
the higher resolutions until I install it and rerun

Jake Williams
Software Engineer
MaxVision Corporation
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 09:42:59 EDT
*** Bug 5988 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

My graphics card (with 8Mb memory) was detected correctly
enough for the (graphical)installer to choose the correct X
server (the 3dlabs one), but the memory was detected to be
only 512kb.  Thus I could only choose between 800x600 and
640x480 in 16 or 256 colors.  Annoying.  Here's the output
from my (now correctly configured) X server:

XFree86 Version 3.3.5 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: August 23 1999
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
	than the above date, look for a newer version before
	problems.  (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux 2.2.5-22smp i686 [ELF]
Configured drivers:
  GLINT: accelerated server for 3DLabs GLINT graphics
(Patchlevel 0)
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default
(**) XKB: keycodes: "xfree86"
(**) XKB: types: "default"
(**) XKB: compat: "default"
(**) XKB: symbols: "us(pc101)"
(**) XKB: geometry: "pc"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) XKB: model: "pc105"
(**) XKB: layout: "se"
(**) Mouse: type: PS/2, device: /dev/mouse, resolution: 100
(**) Mouse: buttons: 3, 3 button emulation (timeout: 50ms)
(**) GLINT: Graphics device ID: "Primary Card"
(**) GLINT: Monitor ID: "Primary Monitor"
(**) FontPath set to
(--) GLINT: found TI chip GLINT Permedia 2 at card #0 func
#0 with base 0xf4200000
(--) GLINT: Framebuffer address at 0xf4800000
(--) GLINT: videoram : 8192k
(--) GLINT: Using builtin RAMDAC of Permedia 2 chip
(--) GLINT: Fitted Memory type is : SGRAM
(--) GLINT: VGA core is : Enabled
(--) GLINT: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 110.000 MHz
(**) GLINT: Mode "1152x864": mode clock =  92.000
(**) GLINT: Mode "1024x768": mode clock =  85.000
(--) GLINT: Using XAA (XFree86 Acceleration Architecture)
(--) GLINT: XAA: Solid filled rectangles
(--) GLINT: XAA: Screen-to-screen copy
(--) GLINT: XAA: Using 9 128x128 areas for pixmap caching
(--) GLINT: XAA: Caching tiles and non-transparent stipples
(--) GLINT: XAA: Horizontal and vertical lines and segments
Comment 5 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 14:01:59 EST
*** Bug 6423 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 14:21:59 EST
*** Bug 6403 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 14:25:59 EST
*** Bug 6384 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 kingnets 2000-01-17 23:02:59 EST
During installation the X server failed to startup for Graphical installation.
S3 Virge chipset 4MB on a Diamond Card. Custom setup did allow for X to be
installed and worked fine once rebooted.
Comment 9 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 15:36:59 EST
Issue is resolved in the latest installer available in beta.

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