Bug 179078 - X crashes on graphical install; text install almost unusable
Summary: X crashes on graphical install; text install almost unusable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-27 01:47 UTC by Jay Cliburn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-01-27 02:10:17 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Graphical install error (44.00 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-01-27 01:49 UTC, Jay Cliburn
no flags Details
Text install problem (38.71 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-01-27 01:51 UTC, Jay Cliburn
no flags Details
Odd color of installation first page. (52.20 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-01-27 02:06 UTC, You, Yongkang
no flags Details

Description Jay Cliburn 2006-01-27 01:47:31 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install FC5T2 disk 1 (cd)
2.  Boot

Actual Results:  See attached jpg images.

Expected Results:  I expect to be presented with normal X-window or ncurses screens during the installation process.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jay Cliburn 2006-01-27 01:49:47 UTC
Created attachment 123760 [details]
Graphical install error

Comment 2 Jay Cliburn 2006-01-27 01:51:12 UTC
Created attachment 123761 [details]
Text install problem

Comment 3 You, Yongkang 2006-01-27 02:04:05 UTC
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)

Comment 4 You, Yongkang 2006-01-27 02:06:21 UTC
Created attachment 123762 [details]
Odd color of installation first page.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-27 02:10:17 UTC
X problems are due to agpgart not being in the i586 kernel which has since been
fixed.  Text mode has also been fixed

Comment 6 You, Yongkang 2006-01-27 02:18:24 UTC
So the latest fixed has been go into development tree, or will be seen in the 

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