Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59991
[hampton] video test on Trio3D crashes installer
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:27 EDT
Description of Problem:
On two different machines with Trio3D video, clicking the "test settings"
button on the X configuration screen causes the installer to crash with a
traceback and then drop out to text mode and shut down.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click the "test settings" button on the X configuration screen
A traceback window pops up, followed by the installer dropping to text mode and
halting the system.
Video test screen appears
Using the "test settings" feature on other video chipsets didn't seem to cause
Is any of the traceback left on the text screen? If so please include that
Brock do we have any Trio3D cards? I don't think they've been in production for
a long time.
The following was left on the console screen --
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/config_gui.py", line 67, in testPressed
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/xf86config.py", line 1014, in test
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :9
anaconda (pid :79): Gtk-ERROR **: The program 'anaconda' received an X Window
System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadIDChoice'.
(Details: serial 584884 error_code 14 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers ... [stuff about X errors]
install exited abnormally
Could you give us the PCI ids of this card?
Do you know where we can get one, as we don't have any of these cards here.
Vendor ID: 0x5333
Device ID: 0x8904
(obtained via pcitweak)
Yes, it is sort of an old chipset - it's the on-board video on a couple of the
older servers I am testing on. I saw a Trio3D card on eBay for $5... either
there or maybe some parts store might have some old stuff laying around.
Jay you think y'all could round up one of these?
Can certainly try . . . wonder if we have one in one of the old test machines in
We do not seem to have this hardware in house - is it possible you could send us
one of these cards so we can diagnose the issue further?
I will check around to see if I can find one.
Chris Kloiber (email@example.com) has an IBM xSeries 240 which uses the S3
Trio3D chipset in his hardware certification inventory. Please contact him to
obtain access to this hardware at Red Hat.
Thanks we have located a machine now, will investigate.
This bug is against Hampton Beta 1 correct?
Yes, Hampton beta 1.
Are we still seeing this in Beta 2?
I was unable to check on it in beta 2 because anaconda chokes on systems with
Trio3D cards and I could not find a way around it to get the installer going -
see bug #60898.
Not seeing this problem in beta 3, although the test screen that displays has
the "strange mirroring effect" I described in bug #59956.
This is probably fixed with going back to XFree3 for beta2/beta3.
(this == failing to test video, not the driver artifacts)
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.