Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186087
Unable to use graphical installer with unknown monitor
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:27 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora Core 5 installer does not detect my monitor (Nokia Multigraph 446Xpro)
but probes an "unknown monitor." When installer GUI is started I see maybe only
a quarter of what I should see, i.e., GUI is probably 1024x768 and I see only
640x400. Using resolution=640x400 or resolution=1024x768 as a boot parameter
does not help. Text based installation works ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5 / anaconda-11.0.5-1
Try to install FC5 using Nokia 446Xpro monitor.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installation in graphical mode
2. Wait for GUI
3. Notice how you see only a quarter of the screen
Only quarter of the installer screen is seen
Installer screen would be shown completely.
Not sure is this anaconda and/or Xorg bug, please move if needed. I can provide
more details about the system if needed, please instruct what and how.
What video card do you use? Does it work post-install?
The video card is reported to be:
Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
And xorg.conf is using driver "i810" for it. The machine is Dell OptiPlex GX260.
It "works" post-install with perhaps 800x600 or 640x400 resolution, 16 bit color
mode. I cannot get higher resolution even if I configure manually correct
monitor with system-config-display.
This chip has been problematic also with earlier Fedora versions. I can use
1280x1024@24 all ok if I use the well-known 845patch at:
I'd like to see a fix so that I would not need any external hacks. Thanks.
FYI: I just installed FC5 to a Dell Latitude laptop, again the monitor was
identified as "unknown monitor" by the installer but the resolution was ok and
the screen was displayed correctly.
Yet more additional info: on another Dell machine with an ATI video card the
same Nokia monitor was identified correctly, so this is definitely a i810 problem.
Please report this issue to X.Org developers by filing a bug report in
the X.Org bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO_REPORTER", awaiting X.Org bug URL
I've created a report at X.Org Bugzilla, please see:
FYI: the report at X.Org Bugzilla has been closed after a patch fixed the issue.
So what's the status with this? All information needed should be available to
roll out a package containing needed fixes. Thanks.
The affected code doesn't even appear to exist in the current i810 driver in
rawhide. Can you reproduce this anymore?
(In reply to comment #8)
> So what's the status with this? All information needed should be available to
> roll out a package containing needed fixes. Thanks.
Alan's comment in the upstream bug seems to suggest the fix is checked into
CVS already, so it should be in rawhide now too.
I was unable to rebuild the rawhide source rpm on my FC5 system so I am unable
to verify this but as I am losing the system soon anyway I think this bug can be
closed (unless somebody tells me how to build the src.rpm on FC5 pretty soon).
I've lost the hardware now. Please close this bug.
This bug was reported upstream (see comment 6) and reporter is not able to
cooperate on resolution of this bug.