Bug 77676 - wrong video card detected with disabled on-board card
Summary: wrong video card detected with disabled on-board card
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 97788
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhpl
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 77679
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-11 22:07 UTC by Tammy Fox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:08 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
output of ddcprobe (242 bytes, text/plain)
2002-11-11 22:08 UTC, Tammy Fox
no flags Details
output of lspci -v (3.80 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-11 22:09 UTC, Tammy Fox
no flags Details

Description Tammy Fox 2002-11-11 22:07:40 UTC
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 22:08:41 UTC
Created attachment 84584 [details]
output of ddcprobe

Comment 2 Tammy Fox 2002-11-11 22:09:20 UTC
Created attachment 84585 [details]
output of lspci -v

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-05-21 19:43:00 UTC
I believe that this was fixed during the RHL 9 cycle.  Please reopen if the
behavior has reappeared.

Comment 4 Tammy Fox 2003-09-30 03:24:21 UTC
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 23:00:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 97788 ***

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:08 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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