Thank you Phil;
I will do my yumming and googling in the morning.
On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 21:59 -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:
William Case wrote:
Ok, with a new card that may be compatible, the driver may not
it by the numbers.
ATI Technologies Inc Unknown
from your lspci may be an indication of this type of problem.
In the case where a driver will work with a device newer than the
system device catalog (the hwdata rpm) you can specify the device ID
on the modprobe command line and in the /etc/modprobe.conf.
The descriptions of the device on each line of lspci comes from the
hardware database, /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids (from the hwdata rpm).
If the number does not match, it prints the number instead of the
description. In your case: 'ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 4d52'
means that the vendor ID was found, but NOT the device ID (45d2). Try
lspci -n to see just the numbers.
So, you have two things to try.
Thanks again. This is further than I have gotten with any other help I
have been given.
Simply edit the /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids file and add a line that
will work. The confusing part here for me is the ATI description and
your description don't match. The TV-Wonder series is by Brooktree,
This line confuses *me*. I suspected the main chip ?? had to be
Brooktree (bttv) but I AM looking at a box clearly marked ATI TV Wonder
550. I bought the card directly from ATI Inc. Why is this confusing to
But in any case, that file will give you lots of clues to google
And, a 'yum update hwdata' may be all it takes to fix it in the first