Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81351
Xserver problem on Optiplex GX240 with RH 7.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:35 EDT
Description of problem:I've installed RH Linux 7.0 on Dell Optiplex GX240
machine with ATI Rage 128 (16MB video RAM). The problem is with Xserver. I
can't get it to start!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):XFree86 Version
4.0.1a / X Window System
How reproducible:Always (whenever I try to start Xserver)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Starting RH Linux 7.0
2.Try to start Xserver
Expected results:Graphical display
Additional info:Help - I need this version of RH 'cause I plan to run Internet
Application Server on it! When I setup RH 8.0 on this machine, there is no
problem, but I need RH 7.0!
Created attachment 89211 [details]
Log of XFree86
I am postin log file regarding the bug...
Unfortunately, your specific Rage 128 video card is not supported in
Red Hat Linux 7.0. It is not a bug, but rather that the video card
(ATI Rage 128 TF) did not exist until a year or more after Red Hat
Linux 7.0 was released.
Support was added to XFree86 for the Rage 128 TF in XFree86 4.2.0
officially, and appeared first in Red Hat Linux 7.3. In order to
get support for this card, you need to use Red Hat Linux 7.3 or
later at a bare minimum.
Alternatively, you can try to use the unsupported "vesa" driver, or "vga"
driver. They may or may not work to provide unaccelerated 2D only
display, however if they do not work your only recourse is to use a newer
release of the OS that supports this hardware natively.