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Re: New FC4 install will not boot - Trident driver probs

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 08:12:48AM -0500, bobgoodwin wrote:
> >>The white screen seems to be a problem with Trident CyberBlade
> >>videocards, which I have, so I couldn't get the GUI install to work at
> >>all. I installed FC4 alongside FC3, on a separate partition, using the
> >>text install. Then I could try the trick of substituting files, without
> >>risking loss of a working FC3. 
> >>The bugzilla report mentioned above suggests two changes:
> >>	/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
> >>and	/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/mga_drv.o
> >>I did this by mounting the FC4 partition in FC3 so I could just copy the
> >>files across from FC3 to FC4 directories. In short, it worked and FC4
> >>looks very nice.
> TThe video board giving me trouble is apparently similar, a "Trident 
> Blade 3D."
> Bob Goodwin   Zuni, VA.

Just installed FC4 (to test the 4->5 upgrade path) on my testbed machine
which has a Trident Card.

In xorg.conf, change the driver from "trident" to "vesa" and you'll get
a working display.

G.Wolfe Woodbury     `- -'
RHCT                   U
The Line Eater is a boojum!

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