Bug 152306 - Installer hangs with a blank screen when starting X
Summary: Installer hangs with a blank screen when starting X
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 151768
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-28 03:22 UTC by John Collector
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-28 16:36:29 UTC

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Description John Collector 2005-03-28 03:22:18 UTC
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Description of problem:
Anaconda fails to install a proper driver for PCI-Express ATI RADEON cards which results in a blank screen when trying to start graphical part of installation. This especially happens with X600, X600Pro, X700, X800 and X850 cards. The FC3 distro got the same problem, however FC2 i386 is able to install at least the VESA driver resulting in a successful start of X. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. No special steps are needed, just boot-up the installation CD (DVD)
2. Press Enter to choose a standard installation
3. Wait until anaconda starts to detect your video, monitor and mouse

Actual Results:  Blank screen as soon as anaconda starts X.

Expected Results:  The X should start so the graphical part of installation can continue

Additional info:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ASUS A8V-E Deluxe with 1004 BIOS
Seagate SATA 200 Gb
Gigabyte ATI Radeon X600Pro
LCD Mitsubishi DV172 (Detected correctly as MEA 172 with FC2 i386,
not detected at all with FC3 x86_64 and FC4test1 x86_64)

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-03-28 16:36:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 151768 ***

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