Bug 6494 - [text mode] anaconda exception on 'SERVER' key after selecting video chipset CTB9000
[text mode] anaconda exception on 'SERVER' key after selecting video chipset ...
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-29 08:45 EDT by James Manning
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 14:28:23 EST
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Description James Manning 1999-10-29 08:45:20 EDT
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)
  File
"../../../RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py",
line 1000, in run
    rc = apply(step[1](), step[2])
  File
"../../../RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py",
line 534, in __call__
    todo.x.setVidcard (card)
  File
"../../../RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/xf86config.py",
line 154, in setVidcard
    self.server = self.vidCards[0]["SERVER"]
KeyError: SERVER

A "p self.vidCards[0]" 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
'SERVER' key.

Perhaps just a missing 'SERVER' => 'SVGA' or similar
in some chipset config file?
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 10:59:59 EST
*** Bug 6765 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 11:00:59 EST
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 3 James Manning 1999-11-30 15:23:59 EST
lspci -v of the video card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies: Unknown device 00c0
(rev 64)
        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
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 14:28:59 EST
Fixed in the latest RawHide.

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