Bug 121940 - anaconda chooses a bad default resolution on my laptop
anaconda chooses a bad default resolution on my laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-04-29 04:45 EDT by Mary Ellen Foster
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-29 18:09:37 EDT
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Description Mary Ellen Foster 2004-04-29 04:45:03 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; Linux) (KHTML, 
like Gecko) 
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) 
How reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Boot installer 
2. See icky display once we get to graphics mode 
Additional info: 
Hardware specs: 
- Acer Travelmate 220 laptop 
- LCD dispay, 1024x768 
- Intel I830 graphics (built into motherboard)
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-29 18:09:37 EDT
'linux resolution=1024x768' will do what you're looking for and is
documented on the F3 syslinux screen.

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