[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.
>>> 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.
> 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.

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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