Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105668
Graphical installer fails to launch
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
On a Compaq Presario 14XL250 the graphic installer fails to launch, after
detecting my onboard graphic chip as a Trident CyberBlade( correct ) it just
hangs and im stuck watching a black screen forever.
The fix is to specify resolution=1024x768 on the kernel line on boot.
This is just during the install, when it's finished installing everything, X
works just fine with the options it detected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with the cd.
2. Choose graphic installer
Actual Results: Just a black screen.
Expected Results: The installer should have come up.
Is this a laptop?
Yes this is a laptop.
I have the same problem with a ATI 3D Rage LT Pro (PCI-ID 4c42) in a noname laptop.
Using resolution=1024x768 doesn't help here.
X works fine after installations without any tweaks.
I'm almost sure it had the same problem with Shrike.
Unfortunately, there's no way to probe LCD panels to find out what their native
resolution is and ensure that we start up correctly. We have some heuristics,
but they can't handle all of the cases. resolution= exists precisely so that
we can work in those cases.
nofb fixed it for me