Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99535
New PCI codes for nv driver
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:37:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
The graphical installer in Severn is unusable due to a totally garbled X display
. My system has a GeForce FX 5200 GO. The text mode works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the anaconda graphical installer
Actual Results: A totally garbled X
Expected Results: A normal X display
* acpi=off does not fix the problem.
* RedHat 9 did not have this problem
The cause of the problems seems to be the card detection:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
sshing into the box after installation and installing the NVIDIA drivers fixes
Does it work with the stock nv driver we ship? Also, lspci information is
helpful in knowing exactly which hardware
1. As a correction on my previous post, it seems that the vesa driver is just a
default driver when doing text mode installs. I don't know which driver the
graphical installer tries to use.
2. The nv driver driver has the same problems: a garbled display (I can only
switch to it _after_ the installation, obviously).
3. Furthermore, the NVIDIA drivers works fine until you reboot the box: when
trying to start the graphical bootup screen, the system dies.
4. lspci gives us:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 645xx (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C503/5513 (rev 14)
00:02.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] FireWire Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Intel 537 [56k Winmodem] (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound
Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100
Ethernet (rev 90)
00:06.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0324 (rev a1)
And as a correction upon point #2:
2. The nv driver driver DOES NOT have the same problems. It just needs a power
DOWN, to get it right. I think the 1st boot with the VESA drivers left the
graphics card in some wacko state.
Sorry, could you provide lspci -v, and lspci -n as well? Then it can be added
to the database to use the nv driver intsead of just falling back to vesa.
Created attachment 93145 [details]
lspci -v output
Created attachment 93146 [details]
lspci -n output
Added, will be in 0.90-1.