Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72518
Unable to install with GeForce 3 TI 200 with DVI based Flatpanel
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:58 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot into graphical install.
2.Fails to detect DVI monitor
Actual Results: got a blank screen
Expected Results: should have detected DVI monitor
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.
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
Ok, I found the URL for the patch against XFree86 4.2.0:
Created attachment 73924 [details]
My modified version of the nv-dfp patch, against XFree86 4.2.0-8
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.)
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