Bug 127475 - monitor selection in kickstart
monitor selection in kickstart
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 133260 FC4Target
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Reported: 2004-07-08 15:14 EDT by Thomas Gordon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-08 18:02:50 EDT
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kickstart file with video specification (2.09 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-25 15:04 EDT, david d zuhn
no flags Details
the xorg.conf file generated by the kickstart file (2.65 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-25 15:06 EDT, david d zuhn
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Description Thomas Gordon 2004-07-08 15:14:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
unable to select desired monitor/resolution in kickstart

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use --monitor or --resolution with xconfig in kickstart
2. kickstart
3. boot

Actual Results:  probed monitor becomes setting and entries removed
from anaconda-ks.cfg

Expected Results:  specified monitor should be what is used

Additional info:

ks.cfg USED:

xconfig --card "ATI Radeon Mobility U1" --videoram 131072 --monitor
"LCD Panel 1280x800" --hsync 31.5-90.0 --vsync 60-60 --resolution
1280x800 --depth 24 --startxonboot --noprobe --defaultdesktop gnome

RESULTING anaconda-ks.cfg:

xconfig --card "ATI Radeon Mobility U1" --videoram 131072 --hsync
31.5-90.0 --vsync 60-60 --resolution 1920x1440 --depth 24
--startxonboot --defaultdesktop gnome
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-22 15:50:13 EDT
Does this still not work?
Comment 2 david d zuhn 2004-10-25 11:44:03 EDT
I have encountered this same problem, using FC3rc1. 

My kickstart file contains the following line:

xconfig --card "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)" --videoram 65536 --hsync
31.5-37.9 --vsync 50-70 --resolution 1280x960 --depth 24
--startxonboot  --defaultdesktop gnome

but when I run the installer, I end up with a configuration that
matches what's put into /root/anaconda-ks.cfg

xconfig --card "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)" --videoram 65536 --hsync
31.5-37.9 --vsync 50-70 --resolution 800x600 --depth 24 --startxonboot
 --defaultdesktop gnome

Comment 3 david d zuhn 2004-10-25 15:04:28 EDT
Created attachment 105740 [details]
kickstart file with video specification
Comment 4 david d zuhn 2004-10-25 15:06:02 EDT
Created attachment 105741 [details]
the xorg.conf file generated by the kickstart file

Note the modes line which doesn't match the resolution specified in the
kickstart file.  There was no firstboot run to offer a chance to fix this.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-18 15:47:13 EDT
Is this better in FC4 test3?
Comment 6 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-24 11:40:18 EDT
Remove from FC3 tracker - were you able to test with FC4test3?
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-08 18:02:50 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have further information to add
to this report.

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