Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18587
Unable to Install due to currupted Install GUI
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Hello Red Hat QA & Support team,
When running the installer in a GUI mode (Not text mode) we can not run
due to a very currupt images on the screen. The Machine that we are using
is a Intel PIII 600 MHz, 512MB of memory, 2 30 Gb Hard Drives, 1 Diamond
Stealth 2000 AGP video card. We tryed to change the monitors and that did
not solve the problem for us. We tryed with 7 different monitors. The
strange thing is that this machine has had other versions of Red Hat Linux
(6.1 & 6.2) and we have never had any problems with the GUI install. After
attempting the GUI mode about 9 times we tryed text mode of the install
and found our selfs with Bug #18586. Do you know what could be the problem
here? We thank you in advance for your help on this matter.
I would suggest you try a text mode install - some video cards have issues with
the newer X servers.
Let us know if this helps.
I tryed the Text mode and found my self with Bug #18586. I was able to work
around it by not giving the one vfat partition that we have on this machine a
mount point during the install and then just adding it to /etc/mtab when the
text mode install was done. Once the Text mode install was done and I ran
startx, SURPRISE!!!, I had the same problem as in the install. So apparently
the X server for this Video card is not functioning properly, even though this
is a supported card. I changed the Video card on the machine and all went OK. I
was using the Diamond stealth with an S3 chip when I was getting the problem. I
changed to a Voodo III 3000. This last card did not present any problems except
the price for 14 of them. I found Bug #17991 Which is a problem Identical to
the one that I am having. My problem was when I tryed the solution given there
it did not seem to work for me. So I'm just wodering If there is a patch out
there for this, since most of our machines have this type of video adapters
installed on them.
Assigning to Xconfigurator, since in text mode this is used to setup X.
This seems more like a problem with the driver than with the configuration....
I think this might be the same bug as <a
href="http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?18731">18731</a>, and <a
22571</a> among others -- try the Savage4 <a
Grrr. Sorry about that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17991 ***