Bug 80208 - choice of NVidia GeForce2 card overridden
choice of NVidia GeForce2 card overridden
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
phoebe
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2002-12-22 04:42 EST by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-22 00:06:33 EST
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2002-12-22 04:42:57 EST
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Description of problem:
I told the installer that the video card of my laptop is NVidia GeForce2, even
though it's a 2Go, because the option for the 2Go was missing.  Still, GeForce2
is supposed to use the `nv´ driver, but anaconda generated a XF86Config file
that used the vesa driver, that didn't support the resolution I had chosen.  I
don't think it should override the user's choice.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install on a laptop with a NVidia GeForce2 Go card
2.Choose NVidia GeForce2 as the video card


Actual Results:  XF86Config uses the VESA driver.

Expected Results:  It should use the nv driver, that is the correct driver for
the video card I specified, and I know it works on GeForce2 Go now.  If
r-c-xfree86 uses the nv driver when told to use it, why shouldn't anaconda?

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It would be nice to have the option of GeForce2 Go in the installer, ideally
auto-detected, and it can default to the nv driver now, since it actually works.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-23 22:35:33 EST
Back to anaconda and mike... although this is in rhpl, it'll be tracked better
as anaconda
Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2003-01-22 00:06:33 EST
Confirmed fixed in phoebe2.  The spelling is a bit odd, since it's nVidia
instead of NVIDIA like all others, but detection works and the setting is obeyed.

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