Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66275
Installer doesn't detect default video card in system with two or more cards
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
When the installer tries to use GUI and detect the video card, it reverts to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot up with CD
2.Hit enter key upon cd detection/install
3.Wait for video card to be detected to go to GUI install
Actual Results: The installer detects my I810 motherboard w/onboard video,
but it doesn't detect the PCI video card, voodoo3, which is the default card,
and set in BIOS.
Expected Results: The installer should detect the default video card and
monitor, even if it's PCI and there is an onboard video with no monitor
The BIOS is set with the PCI video card as default and the monitor is
This is a known issue we are not addressing this release.
This is only important in that rhpl gives us the primary card in use so we can
write out a XF86Config that will work.
First-boot will handle X configuration.
Closing bug as this is detected during firstboot instead of during install. So
therefore, doesnt' really matter what Anaconda finds, correct?
I'm not sure exactly how any of our config tools handle systems with multiple
video cards. In the abscense of multihead configuration, what should occur
IMHO, is the config tool should autodetect all video hardware, and either
configure the one card which is identified as "primary" or it should pop
up a list of non-configured video hardware and let the user choose what
card will be configured.
I think both options should be available, as there are some systems out there
that even when the video card is disabled via jumper, or via CMOS, it still
shows up at runtime. Other systems have the ability to set the primary card,
but for one reason or another it doesn't actually work. No idea how
common the problem systems are, but then we're only likely to hear about
the problem ones, so it's impossible to tell. ;o)
I'm not sure what component this fits best under, but probably
I made some changes in rhpl to handle the multiple video card case. It worked
fine on Tammy's Dell Dimension 4500S, which has an onboard i180 and an add-on
Radeon 7500. So, I believe that this behavior is fixed for RHL 9. Please
reopen if you are still having problems with RHL 9.