Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121940
anaconda chooses a bad default resolution on my laptop
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed FC2T3 on my laptop last night. The graphical-mode
installer came up in what looked like 800x600. Unfortunately, my
laptop really doesn't do any resolutions other than 1024x768 nicely;
in this case, the display was very pixelly and corrupted-looking,
and (more seriously) the right-hand side of the screen was cut off
so that I couldn't access the "next" button or any of the "detailed"
links while doing a custom install.
I managed to install with strategic use of alt-N and the tab key,
but it would be good if it wouldn't do this, or at least if there
were some documented way to make it choose a different resolution.
(I tried typing "linux 1024x768" at the boot prompt -- I think that
used to do something useful -- but nothing changed.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(the version of anaconda on the FC2T3 ISO images)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installer
2. See icky display once we get to graphics mode
- Acer Travelmate 220 laptop
- LCD dispay, 1024x768
- Intel I830 graphics (built into motherboard)
'linux resolution=1024x768' will do what you're looking for and is
documented on the F3 syslinux screen.