[svlug] Red Hat 7.3 problem(s)
Karl F. Larsen
k5di at zianet.com
Wed Aug 21 07:52:42 PDT 2002
On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Erik Steffl wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> > But, after telling it to give me a 1024X768 X window it
> > up-chucked and gave me an unstable 800X600 on my nice new 17 inch active
> > matrix flat screen monitor! Odd, since Red Hat 7.2 on the same machine
> > works just fine.
> > I tried #modprobe tdfx and got "module not found". Tried it on
> > this 7.2 and it worked fine.
> if it's tdfxfb.o then you have to do modprobe tdfxfb
Yes Eric, I have learned so far that tdfxfb.o is NOT the driver
for my video device. It is tdfx.o and I can't find it, but will continue
> you shouldn't modprobe the module though, it should be specified as a
> driver in your XF86Config:
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "3Dfx Voodoo3"
> Driver "tdfx"
Yes that is exactly how it's specified in XF86Config. Red Hat
now thinks the kernel was loaded without DMA support. A look with lspci
-vvn shows a problem there.
Since I'm just a user, this is getting over my head.
72, Karl K5DI
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