Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6494
[text mode] anaconda exception on 'SERVER' key after selecting video chipset CTB9000
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:16 EST
Netfinity 4000R (Intimidator, the 1U dual PIII box)
Selected "Install Custom system" (text mode from cd-rom)
sda => 8000MB /, 643MB swap
sdb => 4337MB /tmp, 4337MB /usr/local
selected "Everything" for installer (in a rush)
mouse => generic 3-button ps/2 (no emul necessary)
video chipset => selected Chips and Technologies CTB9000
based on video desc from http://www.pc.ibm.com/
of "Chips in Technology B6 9000" (closest match)
exception occurs here, as follows:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 225, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
line 1000, in run
rc = apply(step(), step)
line 534, in __call__
line 154, in setVidcard
self.server = self.vidCards["SERVER"]
A "p self.vidCards" in the debugger shows the
chipset support was (correctly?) aliased to the
'Chips & Technologies CT65530', with a well-populated array
including 'SEE' 'NAME', a long 'LINE' entry, etc but no
Perhaps just a missing 'SERVER' => 'SVGA' or similar
in some chipset config file?
*** Bug 6765 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
lspci -v of the video card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies: Unknown device 00c0
Subsystem: Unknown device 102c:00c0
Flags: stepping, medium devsel
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
This maps to kudzu/pcitable entry of:
0x102c 0x00c0 "unknown" "C&T|F69000 HiQVideo"
Since neither Card: nor Server: is specified, it makes sense that
the GUI install and the XF86 configuration don't work, right? I can't find
the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards database it uses, so I'll have to assume
that something in there is what was aliasing the card to CT65530
Fixed in the latest RawHide.