[CentOS] Centos 5.4 with Rage

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil
Mon Nov 9 22:46:51 UTC 2009


Steve Campbell wrote, On 11/09/2009 03:40 PM:
> 
> Ron Loftin wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-11-09 at 14:44 -0500, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>   
>>> nate wrote:
>>>     
>>>> Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>>> I'm trying to install a newly downloaded Centos 5.4 on an older Dell
>>>>> PowerEdge 300. Unfortunately, it came with one of those ATI Rage 2.0
>>>>> video cards. The install screens show fine, and the initial screen does
>>>>> fine, but once it starts the "firstboot" section, where I'm supposed to
>>>>> select the firewall and such, I get two thirds of the top of the screen
>>>>> and a repeat of the top third on the bottom. Hence I don't get the
>>>>> bottom third where all of the selection buttons are.
>>>>>
<SNIP>
>>> I found a link to something on google that sort of suggests it's a 
>>> problem with the xorg.conf file and the monitor, not the video adapter. 
>>> I'll see if I can't get it resolved and report back.
>>>     
<SNIP>
> 
> I think I fixed it. The problem seems to have been a problem with the 
> "Monitor" section not being created in the xorg.conf file during 
> installation due to it not being detected properly. I copied a section 
> from an older Centos 3 XF86Config file and it seemed to do just fine.
> 
> This problem has been around since 5.0, as far as I could determine
> 
> steve
> 

And is probably still around in Fedora 12, so if we want CentOS 6 (and the upstream provider's 
version 6) to have it right, we should probably hit the hardware with some live CD's and BZ the results.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2009-November/msg00106.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532842
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=493441

I would have piled on, with info from a live CD, but my bugzilla account has gotten buggered by some 
.mil address protection schem.

-- 
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


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