Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107810
actual installation screen is not the full screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
Description of problem:
When installing on dell inspirion 8100 and 8200 laptops the actual fedora
installation screen (where you start entering language, keyboard, mouse, etc)
is only about 1/3 the size of the laptop screen, a 'window' on a black
background. This makes for difficult reading due to small letter size.
Using options like 'resolution=<width>x<height>' only draws a grey background
under the installation window. When using 'resolution=1600x1200' on the i8200
this grey background fills up the whole screen. This has no effect on the size
of the installtion window.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Install window = full screen
Is this a 'feature' or a 'bug'. If I remember correctly this was already so
in RH 9.
This is working as designed. By default, the installer comes up and runs at
800x600. If your laptop screen isn't set up to do stretching, then it will only
take up some corner of the screen (depending on BIOS and video BIOS and a few
little things like that). Specifying resolution= only changes what X runs at --
we don't actually change the dimensions of what the installer UI runs at at present.