Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187264
Anaconda fails to start GUI
Last modified: 2008-04-04 10:59:46 EDT
Description of problem:
After loading the correct drivers and starting Anaconda, the process stalls.
In the case of the X-based process, I have the X cursor, which moves with the
mouse. On a text install, just a blue screen.
The DVD has passed mediacheck. The system config (which runs FC4) includes a
dual-Opteron 240 AccelerTech 2082 MB, lots of mem, dual SATA disks with a
Promise controller and no RAID enabled. All non-essential devices have been
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from FC5 DVD
2.hit <return> at start screen
process stops with X cursor
Alt-Fn (n = 1, 2, 3, ...) results in no change.
Ctrl-Alt-Del kills the X server, and we see these messages:
X-server started successfully
Starting graphical installation
Application mini-wm lost its connection to display :1.0:
Booting "linux nodmraid" alows the installation to proceed.
FWIW, I do not believe that this resolves the bug.
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
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Not reproducable in f8