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Bikeboy 11-08-2004 10:17 AM

Unable to change my video card settings
 
I had Redhat 9 installed on the PC with the Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro and it was working fine in several colors and resolutions. I wanted to try out Fedora Core 2 so I did an upgrade from Redhat 9 and it continued to work just fine. I was going to upgrade to a faster processor (I haven't yet) so I thought "it's a spare machine why not try wiping the system and do a fresh Fedora install". The install went fine but after the system was up, I was unable to change the resolution past 800x600 or more than 256 colors. I have tried everything I could think of but it seems the card gets re-probed and reset back to the generic driver once X is restarted. One thing I did notice the difference from Redhat 9 to Fedora core 2 is that when I selected the correct card in Readhat, it allowed me to put how much memory the card had, Fedora did not. In other words it seemed that Redhat 9 knew more about the card (possibly probed correctly) than Fedora. Any X.org guys out there that may be able to answer this?

Thanks

judge_neo 11-08-2004 10:38 AM

could you post the output of

./lspci

plz...

Bikeboy 11-08-2004 10:52 AM

I will post ./lspci later tonight, I don't have the machine at work right now.

Also does it matter that the card is AGP?

Thanks

Bikeboy 11-08-2004 08:56 PM

Here is the ./lspci output:
[root@linux mbennett]# cd /sbin
[root@linux sbin]# ./lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX Host bridge (rev
03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX AGP bridge (rev
03)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
(rev 30)
01:00.0 Display controller: Texas Instruments TVP4020 [Permedia 2] (rev
01)


The Texas instuments TVP4020 is the chipset on the card. Its really a Diamond MM Fire GL 1000 Pro.

Bikeboy 11-10-2004 08:55 AM

Unable to change my video card settings
 
I had Redhat 9 installed on the PC with the Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro and it was working fine in several colors and resolutions. I wanted to try out Fedora Core 2 so I did an upgrade from Redhat 9 and it continued to work just fine. I was going to upgrade to a faster processor (I haven't yet) so I thought "it's a spare machine why not try wiping the system and do a fresh Fedora install". The install went fine but after the system was up, I was unable to change the resolution past 800x600 or more than 256 colors. I have tried everything I could think of but it seems the card gets re-probed and reset back to the generic driver once X is restarted. One thing I did notice the difference from Redhat 9 to Fedora core 2 is that when I selected the correct card in Readhat, it allowed me to put how much memory the card had, Fedora did not. In other words it seemed that Redhat 9 knew more about the card (possibly probed correctly) than Fedora. Any X.org guys out there that may be able to answer this?

Here is the ./lspci output:

[root@linux mbennett]# cd /sbin
[root@linux sbin]# ./lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX Host bridge (rev
03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX AGP bridge (rev
03)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
(rev 30)
01:00.0 Display controller: Texas Instruments TVP4020 [Permedia 2] (rev
01)


The Texas instuments TVP4020 is the chipset on the card. Its really a Diamond MM Fire GL 1000 Pro.

marghorp 11-10-2004 10:26 AM

The first place to start is the xorg.conf file. Set your settings there, and they CANNOT be changed by themselves. Look at the Screen section and make the right changes. Another fine way is using xorgconfig to do it all for you :)

J.W. 11-10-2004 12:12 PM

It's also possible that the 800x600 is just the default resolution. To cycle through the available resolutions (which are controlled by xorg.conf) press Ctl - Alt - + (meaning simultaneously pressing the Ctl, Alt, and numeric "+" key) As marghorp indicated though, you probably need to just manually run the xorgconfig program. Good luck with it and welcome to LQ -- J.W.

Bikeboy 11-10-2004 01:50 PM

Thanks Guys, I don't have the PC in front of me, but I will try the xorgconfig program tonight.

As far as the current settings, it is using a generic video driver so the only resolutions are 640x480 or 800x600.

Bikeboy 11-10-2004 09:52 PM

So I tried to run xorgconfig and found that it is not on the system. I checked all the rpm's on the CD's and did not see it there either. I don't think xorgconfig comes with fedora core 2 at all. I did happen to find an older x86 backup file with the fire gl 1K pro settings so I going to try those settings in the morning.

J.W. 11-10-2004 10:02 PM

FC2 may be using XF86Config instead. Rather than running xorgconfig, try running xf86config . They both perform the same function. Good luck with it -- J.W.

Bikeboy 11-11-2004 08:17 AM

I have tried to find both the xorgconfig and xf86config programs and niether are on the system. I also tried to edit the xorg.conf file by adding the memory size VideoRam at the end of the Device secion of my video card and the "1280x1024" 1024x768" modes of the Screen section. It bombed out came up with an error and reverted back to the backup file. So any other ideas?

Bikeboy 11-12-2004 07:45 PM

Ok so after some research on the web and getting lucky I found a video patch for Fedora that works on version 1, 2 and 3. Thanks to Barry Nathan and his time, he was able to build a patch. Here is the bugzilla info and link that includes the patch and how to install and use it:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=108681

I hope this helps owners with Diamond FireGl 1000 Pro and anyone else who has a Premedia2 based video card.

Bikeboy 11-12-2004 07:46 PM

Ok so after some research on the web and getting lucky I found a video patch for Fedora that works on version 1, 2 and 3. Thanks to Barry Nathan and his time, he was able to build a patch. Here is the bugzilla info and link that includes the patch and how to install and use it:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=108681

I hope this helps owners with Diamond FireGl 1000 Pro and anyone else who has a Premedia2 based video card.

XavierP 11-13-2004 04:09 AM

Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

This has been moved to Hardware and I will ask for it to be merged with your other thread

J.W. 11-13-2004 03:34 PM

Per the above, these threads have been merged. -- J.W.


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