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|Summary:||Installer could offer to use X config used by installer if X config fails.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Need Real Name <pete>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2001-08-09 18:33:57 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2001-08-06 10:18:23 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.6-ph-01 i686) Description of problem: During graphical install, X works... But chip isn't directly supported... X setup fails... It would be cool if the installer offered to drop in the X config used by the installer. How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Graphical install on bleeding edge notebook, or what-have-you (goes OK) 2. X setup fails. 3. :( Actual Results: Ended up raking around in the install images, looking for the X config file, to try it. Expected Results: "Your X configuration appears to have failed. Would you like to use the 'safe' config file being used by this graphical install?" [yes/no] Additional info: Also would be nice to be able to get to the video card selection screen from the monitor selection screen.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-09 14:55:10 EDT
The GUI install use XFree86-FBDev-3.3.6 to run the installation process itself. You can try installing that and configuring a framebuffer if you like. What video hardware are you using? lspci -v
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-08-09 18:33:51 EDT
Yes, configuring the frame buffer device is what needs to happen in this case. Alas, I was unable to get that working in the time I had, not being familiar with FBDev. After the fact I realized that since X was running for the install, it might be simple enough to "clone" that setup. It might have resulted in a successful install, instead of a failed one... The video is a "Trident CyberBlade XP" on a HP Pavilion N5470 notebook. I don't have the machine here to run 'lspci -v'. This XFree86 failure is not a redhat bug, I don't think -- it's the way it is with bleeding edge video and X. I'm just suggesting an enhancement to help work around similar situations, where the "right" driver, (i.e. Trident) fails, but the FBDev works. Even a file dropped in /etc/X11 with the install config and a hint as to any kernel vga arguments which might be good in these all too common cases.
Comment 3 David Lawrence 2001-08-23 14:41:07 EDT
At some point in the future, the Xconfigurator tool may allow framebuffer configuration. CUrrently, it allows it via --usefbdev at the CLI. It isn't detailed config though and does not set up the kernel framebuffer. It is a start though.