Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62220
ATI Xpert 128 Installation Problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
Xconfigurator problem with ATI Xpert 128 Video Card. Error screen with "There
is a problem with your configuration. You may go back... "
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This is on a fully updated 7.2 sys as of 3/28/02. HW is a Dell 1300 Server
(using as a workstation), dual PII 400, 256RAM. I added an ATI Xpert 128, 16mb,
PCI video card to replace the onboard 2m video, no bios option to disable but
obviously the card works as I have the monitor connected to the new card and
can work in the shell.
When going through Xconfigurator the PCI Probe finds:
PCI Entry: ATI | Rage 128 PP (even thought it's an Expert)
X Server: XF86_SVGA
XFree4 driver: r128 (default)
It then finds my IBM G94 monitor ok
Monitor Name: IBM G94
Horizontal Sync Range: 30-95 kHz
Vertical Sync Range: 50-160 kHz
Then finds the correct video memory, 16mb. No clockchip settings. I have tried
8, 16 and 24 bit video modes, all with the same results. I prefer 1024x768 or
1280x1024 but tried 8 bit 640 and 800 resolutions.
Actual Results: Once it tries to test and start the X server I get the above
Expected Results: It should have started the Xserver and asked if I liked the
I have searched ATI's site, XFree and others, have found certain XF86Config
file suggestions: http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/r1285.html#5 but doesn't work
either. Basically, as it stands this card will not work. What is the fix?
One other note, this very issue can be found with no results all over the
Support Forum boards and other places on the web, I have never seen any kind of
feedback from RH on this issue but seems to be rather rampant.
Xpert is the card's marketing name used on the box, etc.
The card's chipset is "ATI | Rage 128 PP" identified by PCI ID 0x5050
I believe the problem is likely misconfiguration of either your hardware
in the CMOS or via jumpers, or misconfiguration of X.
Please attach your XFree86 config file and X server log using the file
attachment link below.
Created attachment 51186 [details]
Created attachment 51187 [details]
I have checked all of my cmos/bios settings, the board nor the card have
jumpers to effect any settings related to this. I see where it is not
recognizing the ChipId of 0x5050 in the log. I am sure open to suggestions.
So what's the status on this? I haven't heard anything after I sent the config
and log files.
The status is what the bug report reads. ASSIGNED.
XFree86 4.1.0 officially does not support this card upstream. I personally
created a patch to support it, and that patch works for a few people, so
I opted to include it as a "hope this works for you" patch, figuring users
would prefer that to no support at all.
XFree86 4.2.0 now supports this card natively (with my patch, plus a few
other fixes), so I'm considering it fixed in rawhide.
Where do I find your 'patch'? I would appreciate more information.