Bug 105713 - Bad X config from anaconda
Bad X config from anaconda
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-26 15:27 EDT by Nick Marsh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-21 18:54:04 EDT
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Anaconda X config file (3.07 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-26 15:28 EDT, Nick Marsh
no flags Details
Working config created to redhat-config-xfree86 (3.07 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-26 17:04 EDT, Nick Marsh
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Description Nick Marsh 2003-09-26 15:27:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda display works correctly when installing but ultimately boots into
"garbage display". I've tried a number of generic settings and the anaconda
default. If I remove my Xconfig file and run redhat-config-xfree86 if seems to
fix everything. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Linux
2. Boot into Linux
3. Graphical boot and first boot are not displaied correctly.
4. Remove X config file.
5. redhat-config-xfree86


Actual Results:  Display is garbage before doing redhat-config-xfree86.

Expected Results:  Display works in anaconda, it sould also work on first boot.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nick Marsh 2003-09-26 15:28:29 EDT
Created attachment 94764 [details]
Anaconda X config file

Here is the file anaconda generates.
Comment 2 Nick Marsh 2003-09-26 15:29:49 EDT
Added the Xconfig file anaconda generates.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-26 16:15:41 EDT
Can you add the working XFree86 config file as well?
Comment 4 Nick Marsh 2003-09-26 17:04:37 EDT
Created attachment 94769 [details]
Working config created to redhat-config-xfree86

Addached working config created by redhat-config-xfree86. It uses a generic
monitor, but I can then go in and select Dell M991 or something else and it
works fine.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-28 23:46:42 EDT
So, if you use the one generated by anaconda, and switch it to 16bpp, does it work?
Comment 6 Nick Marsh 2003-09-29 09:31:04 EDT
16 as is Depth and DefaultDepth under the screen section? No that did not work.
Comment 7 Nick Marsh 2003-09-29 15:25:07 EDT
Update: I rebotted with the 16 bit setting and its working now. I guess I didn't
fully restart X or something perviosuly. 

To clarify... The anaconda file with 16bit depth is working after reboot.
Comment 8 Nick Marsh 2003-10-04 15:20:46 EDT
Tested again using all anaconda defaults (+ generic monitor) and the X config
was hosed. Changed to 16bpp and restared X and it was working again. Perhaps
anaconda should write the default to be 16bpp.
Comment 9 Nick Marsh 2003-10-14 10:19:48 EDT
Yep, still a problem in test3.
Comment 10 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-21 18:54:04 EDT
Fixed in CVS so that some older chips will get 16bpp by default instead of 24

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