Bug 77676 - wrong video card detected with disabled on-board card
wrong video card detected with disabled on-board card
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 97788
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhpl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 77679
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Reported: 2002-11-11 17:07 EST by Tammy Fox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:50:08 EST
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output of ddcprobe (242 bytes, text/plain)
2002-11-11 17:08 EST, Tammy Fox
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output of lspci -v (3.80 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-11 17:09 EST, Tammy Fox
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Description Tammy Fox 2002-11-11 17:07:40 EST
On a Dell Dimension 4500S, I disabled the Intel on-board video card and 
added an ATI Radeon 7500 (PCI). ddcprobe lists the Radeon, lspci shows both

redhat-config-xfree86 will not start, even if I tell it not to use the existing
configuration file, because rhpl.videocard.VideoCardInfo() returns the onboard
card (it only returns the first card in the list from kudzu):

>>> import rhpl.videocard
>>> videocard = rhpl.videocard.VideoCardInfo()
>>> print videocard
primary: 0
vidCards: [<rhpl.videocard.VideoCard instance at 0x81f878c>,
<rhpl.videocard.VideoCard instance at 0x82ce8cc>]
Primary Video Card Info:
device: None
descr : Intel Corp.|82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
server: XFree86
cardManf: None
vidRam: 16384
carddata: {'CHIPSET': 'Intel 845', 'DRIVER': 'i810', 'NAME': 'Intel 845',
devID: Intel 845
fbmodes: None
fbbpp: None

Kudzu output:

>>> import kudzu
>>> cards = kudzu.probe (kudzu.CLASS_VIDEO, kudzu.BUS_PCI | kudzu.BUS_SBUS,
>>> print cards
[Desc:           Intel Corp.|82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Integrated Graphics
Driver:         Card:Intel 845
Device:         None
, Desc:           ATI|Radeon 7500 QW
Driver:         Card:ATI Radeon 7500
Device:         None

rhpl needs to either return the add-on card if there is a disabled onboard card
or return all cards found so the frontend program can ask the user which to
Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2002-11-11 17:08:41 EST
Created attachment 84584 [details]
output of ddcprobe
Comment 2 Tammy Fox 2002-11-11 17:09:20 EST
Created attachment 84585 [details]
output of lspci -v
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 15:43:00 EDT
I believe that this was fixed during the RHL 9 cycle.  Please reopen if the
behavior has reappeared.
Comment 4 Tammy Fox 2003-09-29 23:24:21 EDT
anaconda writes out the wrong XF86Config file. When the computer reboots, it
allows me to rerun redhat-config-xfree86. redhat-config-xfree86 tried the
disabled on-board card, fails, then tries the Radeon, and succeeds. Is there any
way to get anaconda to use the same behavior?
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-12-18 18:00:12 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 97788 ***
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:50:08 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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