Bug 72451 - Installer detects video card, but assigns vesa driver
Installer detects video card, but assigns vesa driver
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-23 17:56 EDT by Hamilton Leeper
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-26 16:40:19 EDT
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Description Hamilton Leeper 2002-08-23 17:56:04 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
On my geforce 4 ti4600 machine, the installer detected it as such, but assigned
the driver "vesa" instead of "nv," causing X to never start.  I had to edit
XF86Config by hand.  Also, my moniter (ViewSonic A70f) wasn't detected properly
- I had to assign the hsync and vsync values by hand.  Perhaps the vesa driver
was assigned becuase it showed "unprobed moniter?"

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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-26 16:40:13 EDT
Mike do we not specify the 'nv' driver for this particular card?
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 06:44:59 EST
No, the "nv" driver does not support GeForce 4 officially.  The "vesa"
driver is correct (although it is unsupported also, since bugs occuring
while using it are hardware BIOS bugs generally).

The GF4 hardware won't be supported officially until XFree86 4.3.0, of
which I've got CVS build rpm's in rawhide real soon.

Closing bug NOTABUG as "vesa" is very intentional.

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