Re: Redhat 9.0 won't detect video card or SATA drive
From: The Black Wibble (macaroon_at_i4free.net.nz)
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 23:52:02 +1300
> Does Redhat support the ASUS P4C800-E motherboard, ASUS V9520/TD AGP 8X
> video card, and the Intel ICH5R South Bridge SATA drive interface, and a
> Western Digital 120G SATA drive. I could not find much on the Redhat
> website concerning this, but I do know that Mandrake 9.2 supports this
> or it works at least. Redhat 9 does not seem to be able to detect my
> video card or my Sata Drive. I thought RedHat was one of the leading
> distributions of Linux. I thought for sure that if Mandrake works then
> RedHat should. I would have stayed with Mandrake, but I could not get
> my new USR5610B PCI hardware modem to work so I thought Redhat should
> probably work. I guess I was wrong or is there a way to get it to work.
I use Redhat 9 and have the same motherboard. Unfortunately you could be
out of luck with the ICH5R.
"Kernel 2.4.21-ac4 and later adds support for SATA in Linux"--intel
So, you may have to locate a RedHat 9.0 distribution with a later
kernel. I have two SATA Western Digital raptors on the promise
controller. At least Promise has drivers for the original Redhat 9.0.
If interested, go here:
About the video card; are you saying you're getting no picture at all,
or only that redhat detected the wrong video card? If the latter, just
choose default VGA, and then download the latest nVidia drivers once
redhat is set up.
I have an MSI FX5900 Ultra in my PC with the nVidia drivers installed
for linux, so they will also work with your FX5200. I see nVidia have
the forceware version out. :-)
BTW, Asus has SoundMax drivers available for linux. I haven't tried