Bug 103725 - Anaconda-Kickstart: parameter resolution ignored in the option xconfig
Summary: Anaconda-Kickstart: parameter resolution ignored in the option xconfig
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-04 13:05 UTC by Dirk Rydvan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-25 23:45:20 UTC
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Description Dirk Rydvan 2003-09-04 13:05:10 UTC
Description of problem:

In the keyword xconfig I have add the option 

xconfig resolution=1280x1024 --depth=24 --defaultdesktop=KDE --startxonboot 

an no more. The other parameter schould be autodetect.
But the Option resolution=1280x1024 will be ignored.

After Installation the file /etc/X11/XF86Config shows the entrys

"800x800" "640x480"

And the Xserver starts with 800x600.

If we use the complete parameters

xconfig --card "Matrox Millennium G450" --hsync 31-80 --vsync 56-75 
resolution=1280x1024 --depth=24 --defaultdesktop kde --startxonboot 

it works!!!!

But we have different PC's and want the card and monitor autodetect!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Red Hat Linux 9A

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compaq EV0 310
2. create an boot-CD from the boot.iso at the first Linux RedHat 9A CD
   create an simply ks.cfg file an a floppy
   add in this file only the parameter for resolution, depth, desktop 
   and startxonboot 
3. install the system over the bootoption "boot: linux ks=floppy"
Actual results:

the parameter resolution will be ignored and select in every 
case "800x600" "640x480" (you can see in the /etc/X11/XF86Config)

Expected results:

The card and monitor will be autodetect, but the given resolution, depth,
defaultdesktop will be used.

Additional info: I have do many trails with manny different parameters,
no success!

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-04 15:14:26 UTC
Your monitor probably isn't auto-probing and so we fall back to "safe"
characteristics.  If you look on tty3 (or /tmp/anaconda.log), you'll probably
see something saying that the monitor couldn't be probed and so it's falling back.

Comment 2 Dirk Rydvan 2003-09-04 15:38:19 UTC
Sorry, but we use the Monitor HP L1820.

If I use redhat-config-xfree86 or simply an install without kickstart -
it works fine an the anaconda detect the right one.

Only with the kickstart ks.cfg file we have problems

Why does ist work during the normal anaconda installation (GUI-Mode)
but not with the ks.cfg file?

As workaround I use in the %post section of the ks.cfg:

/usr/bin/redhat-config-xfree86 --set-resolution1280x1024 --set-depth=24 --

Note: The --reconfig option is necessary, because without this option - no 
changes will made on /etc/X11/XF86Config.
An other way is, I delete the file /etc/X11/XF86Config an run /usr/bin/redhat-
config-xfree86 --set-resolution1280x1024 --set-depth=24

(The same effect occours with the GUI-Interface, I can not find the reason for 
it - the acces rights vor the configfile are rw-r--r--)

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-25 23:45:20 UTC
This code has been rewritten a bit.  Even still, if your monitor does not get
probed, then you have to provide some specs for it.

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