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Bug 7891 - Installer fails to recognize Number Nine Rvolution 3d
Summary: Installer fails to recognize Number Nine Rvolution 3d
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-19 22:14 UTC by aspect
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-21 15:02:52 UTC

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Description aspect 1999-12-19 22:14:49 UTC
The installer recognizes my Number Nine card as an "Imagine 128" when it
is, in fact, a Revolution 3d.  This results in the GUI installer failing.
Trying text mode also does not work, as it again auto-recognizes the card
as an Imagine 128 and the X server will not start.

The Rev3d does use the Imagine 128 chipset, but it seems there are some
differences.  I noticed a reference to it thinking the card was PCI, when
it is in fact AGP.

I also have a copy of RedHat 6.0 which I got from LSL, and the manual video
card selection does have an option there for the "Revolution3d AGP with 4-8
Meg SGRAM" -- that worked fine, and I was able to install Red Hat 6.0 on
the machine.  However, since the 6.1 update seems to want to re-probe the
card, I cannot install 6.1 fresh or as an upgrade.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 19:25:59 UTC
You can run Xconfigurator after installation with the "--expert" option which
will allow you to configure the card manually.  Please send the PCI vendor ID
and device ID and we will make sure this is in the pcitable.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-04-21 15:02:59 UTC
Closing bug due to lack of activity.

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