Bug 72518 - Unable to install with GeForce 3 TI 200 with DVI based Flatpanel
Unable to install with GeForce 3 TI 200 with DVI based Flatpanel
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-24 17:16 EDT by coolcsh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-30 04:36:50 EDT
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My modified version of the nv-dfp patch, against XFree86 4.2.0-8 (45.56 KB, patch)
2002-08-30 04:28 EDT, Barry K. Nathan
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Description coolcsh 2002-08-24 17:16:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I try and install (null) on a machine with a DVI based flatpanel monitor
connected to a Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti200 the monitor is undetected and the
graphical install fails to display. Even worse if I install in text mode and
then later try and run X it appears that it trys to auto detect my monitor which
fails and never displays. Even if I hardcode or select Dell FP7200 Digital
during install

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot into graphical install.
2.Fails to detect DVI monitor
3.Blank screen

Actual Results:  got a blank screen

Expected Results:  should have detected DVI monitor

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-26 16:27:54 EDT
We do not currently have any code which can detect these types of monitors.

Assigning to XFree86 since it had problems even in manual configuration.
Comment 2 Barry K. Nathan 2002-08-30 03:38:12 EDT
XFree86 4.2 doesn't have support for the DVI output on the GeForces 3 Ti's, but
the support is in CVS. There was also a patch posted to the XPert list to add
support (it was intended for Macs I think, but it works on x86 boxes too). I
have a slightly hacked version of the patch (some cosmetic changes removed)
which applies against Red Hat's XFree86-4.2.0-8 and which I have running on
production machines.

Ok, I found the URL for the patch against XFree86 4.2.0:
Comment 3 Barry K. Nathan 2002-08-30 04:28:16 EDT
Created attachment 73924 [details]
My modified version of the nv-dfp patch, against XFree86 4.2.0-8
Comment 4 Barry K. Nathan 2002-08-30 04:36:44 EDT
I believe the attachment should be able to apply cleanly to XFree86-4.2.0-67.6.
(More precisely, I believe it should be relatively easy to integrate this patch
into the XFree86 RPMs, if Red Hat wishes to do that. I have not tried building
modified XFree86-4.2.0-67.6 RPMs yet, however.)
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-01 06:31:43 EDT
As noted above, XFree86 4.2.0 does not support DVI output on Nvidia
hardware.  As such this is not a bug, but rather just a hardware
feature which is not supported.

The CVS development Nvidia code is not considered clean to apply
to a stable build at this point in time.  This support will have
to wait until XFree86 4.3.0 is released and integrated into
Red Hat Linux.

Closing bug as NOTABUG

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