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Bug 20157 - Anaconda puts machine in unviewable video mode
Anaconda puts machine in unviewable video mode
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-11-01 14:25 EST by Jim Koss
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-24 10:30:10 EST
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lspci output (607 bytes, text/plain)
2000-11-09 11:51 EST, Jim Koss
no flags Details
lspci -n output (303 bytes, text/plain)
2000-11-15 11:32 EST, Jim Koss
no flags Details
anaconda fails during upgrade or installtion (952 bytes, text/plain)
2001-02-24 10:30 EST, nagaraj
no flags Details

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Description Jim Koss 2000-11-01 14:25:04 EST
New Linux install.  Can't get past the anaconda startup in graphical 

Last prompt in session one:  
"Waiting for X server to start."

Session seven has switched to an unviewable video mode -- invalid scan 
rate.  (The monitor is quite capable of anything reasonable -- all the way 
up to 1600x1200 @80 Hz.)

Applied the anaconda 20001009 update and had same results.

If install using text mode, I have no problem, but would like to use X, so 
I am looking for a solution!

Hardware:  P3-733, 128MB, Diamond V330 4MB Video card, 20Gig Maxtor HD, 
Netgear NIC.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-03 15:08:25 EST
Please attach the output from the lspci command.

Also - does X work if you configure it with the Xconfigurator command?
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-11-06 17:52:35 EST
also, are you able to perform a text install ... (as a workaround :) ) ...?
Comment 3 Jim Koss 2000-11-09 11:51:37 EST
Created attachment 5187 [details]
lspci output
Comment 4 Jim Koss 2000-11-09 11:53:47 EST
Text install works fine.  Not able to start Xconfigurator, as the text install 
does not seem to have installed the necessary packages.  Any guidance towards 
configuring X manually would be appreciated.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-13 15:05:30 EST
Could you also attach the output from 'lspci -n' please?

Comment 6 Jim Koss 2000-11-15 11:32:43 EST
Created attachment 5384 [details]
lspci -n output
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-27 12:19:05 EST
Assigning to developer to integrate new PCI info.
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-27 12:36:04 EST
it's in the pcitable; sounds like an X issue.
Comment 9 nagaraj 2001-02-24 10:30:06 EST
Created attachment 10945 [details]
anaconda fails during upgrade or installtion

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