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Bug 7128 - XFree86 XF86_SVGA hangs with Stealth II S220/ Verite V2100
XFree86 XF86_SVGA hangs with Stealth II S220/ Verite V2100
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-11-18 21:30 EST by bruce.kelly
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 16:03:20 EST
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Description bruce.kelly 1999-11-18 21:30:47 EST
After starting install in default graphics mode ( vs text ) the system
locks up after screen has switched to the grey mottle on screen. This is
before the cursor has shown or the switch to a plain colour background. It
will also hang after doing an install in text mode right after testing the
xserver configuration. The system does appear to correctly pick video card
as a Verite 2xxx card. The hang can only be recovered by a hard reset ie
cannot get any response from keyboard input

Replacing the video card with a Cirrus logic GD543x and everything works

Booting Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / or installing Linux 6.0 works fine with the
Diamond Stealth II S220 video card
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-03 16:03:59 EST
You may want to update your card's bios.  I found this on deja.com:

 In article <37e55062.52658935@news.ozemail.com.au>,
 sunnyside16@email.com (Sunni) writes:
 > I understand that there are problems with Linux and Diamond graphics
 > cards. The Diamond Stealth S220 card is included in the selection list
 > with the RH6 distribution but seems incompatable with XFree86 v 3.3.3
 > on my system.  Can anyone report sucess with this card?  If so, how?

 I got it to work, after updating the flash bios on the card.


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