Bug 1473727 - Anaconda not usable on 640x480 resolution (Fallback mode)
Anaconda not usable on 640x480 resolution (Fallback mode)
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-21 09:58 EDT by Ben Kuhn
Modified: 2017-07-21 09:58 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Kuhn 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.

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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

Actual results:
Large parts of the Anaconda window are outside of the screen borders.

Expected results:
The window should scale to fit within the available screen real-estate.

Additional info:
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

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