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Old 12-11-2006, 09:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Video adapter, Sound card, NIC is not detected in FC6

I had been trying to upgrade to the latest version of the Fedora (currently trying to upgrade to FC6) for the past couple of years, and couldn't do it, due to hardware issues.
  • Everything works perfectly fine under RH9.
  • Under FC1 and FC2, my NIC was not detected but my video and sound cards are working fine.
  • Under FC4, my NIC and Sound cards were not working, but video card was working.
  • But now with FC6, none of them works. Even during the installation Anaconda can't detect the video card. After the installation completed in the text mode, the x-server cannot start due to video card problems.
Here is the configuration of my system as described in RH9 (2.4.20-smp).
Video Card/Monitor:
Philips 107B (17Inch/CM6800)

Audio Card:
C-Media Electronics Inc

Network Card:
Hardware: eth0 (RealTek RTL-8139, SMC EZ Card)

Here are outputs for commands lspci, lsmod, modprobe and files iomem, modules.conf from RH9.

Currently, I can't even install FC6 properly (due to video card problems) to get similar output.

I know enough knowledge about the Redhat or Fedora to install and use it, but don't anything about the Source code compilation or Linux Kernel Architecture. So, please do give me enough information, so that I can understand and execute on it.

If this information is insufficient, please let me know, I will provide more information (if possible give me instructions on how to get it).

[root@localhost sbin]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x] (rev c4)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master
IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 16)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 16)
00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0a.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
00:0e.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Triones Technologies, Inc. HPT366/368/370/370A/372 (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)
[root@localhost sbin]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
cmpci                  38088   0
soundcore               7044   4  [cmpci]
iptable_filter          2412   0  (autoclean) (unused)
ip_tables              15864   1  [iptable_filter]
parport_pc             19204   1  (autoclean)
lp                      9188   0  (autoclean)
parport                39072   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs                 13684   0  (autoclean) (unused)
8139too                18856   1
mii                     4124   0  [8139too]
sg                     37548   0  (autoclean)
sr_mod                 18168   0  (autoclean)
ide-scsi               12432   0
scsi_mod              110520   3  [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd                 35772   0
cdrom                  34176   0  [sr_mod ide-cd]
keybdev                 2976   0  (unused)
mousedev                5656   1
hid                    22308   0  (unused)
input                   6208   0  [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci               27404   0  (unused)
usbcore                82592   1  [hid usb-uhci]
ext3                   73376   2
jbd                    56336   2  [ext3]
[root@localhost network-scripts]# cat /proc/iomem
00000000-0009fbff : System RAM
0009fc00-0009ffff : reserved
000a0000-000bffff : Video RAM area
000c0000-000c7fff : Video ROM
000f0000-000fffff : System ROM
00100000-3ffeffff : System RAM
  00100000-002720eb : Kernel code
  002720ec-00383ba3 : Kernel data
3fff0000-3fff2fff : ACPI Non-volatile Storage
3fff3000-3fffffff : ACPI Tables
d0000000-d3ffffff : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x]
d4000000-d5ffffff : PCI Bus #01
  d4000000-d5ffffff : nVidia Corporation RIVA TNT2 Model 64
d6000000-d7ffffff : PCI Bus #01
  d6000000-d6ffffff : nVidia Corporation RIVA TNT2 Model 64
d9000000-d90000ff : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
  d9000000-d90000ff : 8139too
fec00000-fec00fff : reserved
fee00000-fee00fff : reserved
ffff0000-ffffffff : reserved
[root@localhost network-scripts]# modprobe -d eth0
Module mii
kname mii
objkey mii
names: mii
mode: NORMAL
Module matching mii: /lib/modules/2.4.20-8smp/kernel/drivers/net/mii.o
Module eth0
kname 8139too
objkey 8139too
names: eth0 8139too
mode: NORMAL
Module matching 8139too: /lib/modules/2.4.20-8smp/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o
[root@localhost etc]# more modules.conf
alias eth0 8139too
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias sound-slot-0 cmpci
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

Last edited by ramana1; 12-11-2006 at 03:07 PM.
Old 02-02-2007, 02:15 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Got it resolved with "acpi=off"

Finally, I got all three (Video, Network and Sound) working under FC6.

As I was having problems installing FC5 and FC6, so I started with FC4.

As part of the installation or while booting the Linux, specify "acpi=off" as kernel parameter.

As newbie, I don't understand how this parameter impacts the working of the Linux Kernel/OS, but the trick worked.

Once I had the FC4 working, I had used the Yum to upgrade from FC4->FC5 and then FC5->FC6.

Even though its a painful process, but at the end my effort is paid off.

I can't believe one parameter("acpi=off") was causing all these problems for the past couple of years. Just to check, I tried FC5 and FC6 without this parameter, they didn't work.

Can somebody please explain, the relationship between this parameter and the problems I was facing.

Last edited by ramana1; 02-02-2007 at 02:19 AM. Reason: added icon


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