Bug 66275 - Installer doesn't detect default video card in system with two or more cards
Summary: Installer doesn't detect default video card in system with two or more cards
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-xfree86   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-06-07 04:31 UTC by Mike Chambers
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-25 15:52:39 UTC
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Description Mike Chambers 2002-06-07 04:31:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the installer tries to use GUI and detect the video card, it reverts to 
text mode.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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 

Additional info:

The BIOS is set with the PCI video card as default and the monitor is 

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-06-07 18:29:51 UTC
This is a known issue we are not addressing this release.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-04 21:24:02 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Mike Chambers 2003-04-03 03:28:59 UTC
Closing bug as this is detected during firstboot instead of during install.  So
therefore, doesnt' really matter what Anaconda finds, correct?

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-03 04:06:09 UTC
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

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-04-25 15:52:39 UTC
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.

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