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Bug 5409 - XFree86-3.3.5 XF86_SVGA broken
Summary: XFree86-3.3.5 XF86_SVGA broken
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6970
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-28 02:27 UTC by pierre
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 17:03:42 UTC

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Description pierre 1999-09-28 02:27:48 UTC
History:  I recently upgraded to XFree86-3.3.5 on my RH6.0
AMD K6-II Linux box using the rpms from the site.  My motherboard is a TX
Pro-II with on board SiS 5597/5598 video and CMI8330 sound.
When I upgraded the XF86_SVGA server I found it to be broken
and all my X windows text disappeared, it appeared as
coloured solid blocks and the mouse pointer would regularly
turn into a solid 32x32 block.

Fix:  Not wanting to retrograde back to XFree86-,
which had previously worked, I installed the SuSE XFCom_SiS
server from and
renamed it XF86_SVGA.  This fixed the problem and I was even
able to use my previous XF86Config file.

Comment 1 mcornick 1999-10-05 20:08:59 UTC
I'm seeing the same problem here with a system that has the SiS 5598
on board. Text appears as solid black boxes; some pixmaps appear as
random garbage.

Installing SuSE's XFCom_SiS fixed it for me, too. The XFCom_SiS readme
states "This driver supports the SiS 6326, 530, 540, 620, 630 and 300
chipsets (and the older ones that are already supported in
XFree86-3.3.5 as well, but with no changes whatsoever)." Did a patch
applied sometime between and 3.3.5 break this?

I have the same problem with XFree86-SVGA-3.3.5-1.6.0 and
XFree86-SVGA-3.3.5-0.6.0 RPMs.

Comment 2 mcornick 1999-10-16 23:24:59 UTC
Hmm, it looks like this is a bug in XFree86 code, not Red Hat's doing.
I tried 3.3.5 under FreeBSD 3.3 on this same hardware, and the same
thing happened.

I filed a bug with the XFree86 project.

Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 17:03:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6970 ***

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