Bug 65931

Summary: installer locks machine up when X11 does not launch
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Alexander Stohr <alexander.stohr>
Component: installerAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 7.3   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Alexander Stohr 2002-06-04 15:03:18 UTC
Description of Problem:
when installing in grafical mode and the X11 starup fails for some reason,
then the machines blocks.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat Linux 7.3 i386

How Reproducible:
in all mentioned cases

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install RH73
2.  specify a non present adapter or use an adapter that is not yet supported
3.  let installer run

Actual Results:
Machine blocks and freezes after X11 did terminate.

Expected Results:
The installer should offer textmode install when he detects that X11 startup did fail.

Additional Information:
This behaviour was found with an ATI FireGL 8800 grafics board.
It was recognized as a Radeon family board, but the default drivers did not run with it.
So far that i know, there are Linux drivers for that board availabel from the vendor of
the card.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-06-04 15:07:40 UTC
Are you referring to the graphical installer failing to start the X server and
then start the installation program, or are you referring to getting X
configured after the installation is complete?

Comment 2 Alexander Stohr 2002-06-04 15:14:38 UTC
Its the installer itself.
I selected "<enter>" = "grafical install" first.
After launching that installer did fail,
i had too warm boot the wohle machine.

it takes some unneccessary 3 minutes
trough the BISO plus 1 extra minute for Linux
to restart to nearly the same point.
thats why i consider a lokup beeing bad.

In the second attempt with "text<enter>"
the installation worked that way.

Comment 3 Mike McLean 2003-01-02 19:00:15 UTC
This bug has been inappropriately marked MODIFIED. Please review the bug life
cycle information at 

Changing bug status to ASSIGNED.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 07:12:16 UTC
Our current release or beta should better support this video card, but until
then 'linux text' is the workaround I'd recommend.