Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179078
X crashes on graphical install; text install almost unusable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7
Description of problem:
Installing FC5T2 (cd, sha1sum good, media check good) on a Dell Optiplex GX110 desktop with Intel 810 onboard graphics results in a failed attempt to start X with the error:
mini-wm: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server :1.0.
Installing with 'linux text' and 'linux text nofb' boot params results in misplaced text and garbage characters. The onboard graphics adapter is properly detected, but the (Dell) monitor is not.
I aborted the install, leaving FC4 on the machine.
This bug is very similar to, if not exactly the same as, bug 178762, but my hardware is vastly different, hence the separate bug report.
I will add jpg images of the error shortly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5T2 disk 1 (cd)
Actual Results: See attached jpg images.
Expected Results: I expect to be presented with normal X-window or ncurses screens during the installation process.
Created attachment 123760 [details]
Graphical install error
Created attachment 123761 [details]
Text install problem
I met the similar abnormal text display in text installation mode. My machine
is Intel 915 mainboard.
1. I also met anaconda report exception about alocate memory.
2. The installation page for NIC configuration (DHCP/manual assign IP) is
alwasy missing in my text installation mode.
3. The graphic mode installation is okay.
4. The color of first page (selecting installation ways) is too odd (RED) to
see the words. (please see the 3nd attached pic)
Created attachment 123762 [details]
Odd color of installation first page.
X problems are due to agpgart not being in the i586 kernel which has since been
fixed. Text mode has also been fixed
So the latest fixed has been go into development tree, or will be seen in the