Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1473727
Anaconda not usable on 640x480 resolution (Fallback mode)
Last modified: 2017-07-21 09:58:49 EDT
Description of problem:
When running the installer CD in graphics fallback mode, portions of the UI, including needed buttons are outside the borders of the screen. This can be worked around in most instances by adjusting panel settings to let the Anaconda window cover the panel.
In the partitioning section of the installer, the "Free Disk Space" window does not fit on the screen and the "Done" or "Finish" button (Not sure what it actually says since I cannot see it) is not visible to be pressed at all. The only way to continue past this point is to press tab a number of times, then enter and hope for the best.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 26 KDE spin.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download the Fedora 26 ISO (I used the KDE spin)
2. Choose Troubleshooting options -> Fallback graphics mode at bootup
3. Attempt to install at 640x480 resolution
Large parts of the Anaconda window are outside of the screen borders.
The window should scale to fit within the available screen real-estate.
Bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1421419 reports basically the same thing, but effort is going in to troubleshooting the video driver rather than allowing the installer to work at 640x480