Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12132
unable to do graphical install on Inspiron 7500
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:32:07 EDT
I am unable to do a graphical install on a Dell Insprion 7500 (466 Celeron,
ATI Rage Mobility 8MB, 128MB RAM). The same problem exists under 6.2.
Essentially what happens is that when the graphical installer starts the
The strange thing is that I am able to use X after I have installed
(although configuring XFree4.0 is a nightmare).
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Beta-5
Does this defect still exist with (on) Winston beta-4?
Glen: I'm unable to verify whether this is still an issue under beta 4 as I'm
not able to download and burn beta 4 ISO images to do the test. If you can send
me them or if you'd like me to drop by and pick them up (I'm in Raleigh, NC), I
FWIW, it was still an issue under beta 3.
Please verify against beta 5.
This may be an issue we cannot currently fix because the installer runs in a
640x480 resolution and this
chipset does not work properly at that resolution. It does work at 1024x768,
which is why the installed
machine worked ok.
I have a hack in pinstripe(beta5) to run the mobility in 1024x768 always. This
works on the Latitude CPx I have here (ATI Rage Mobility AGP)