Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206379
Specifying resolution=1024x768 on the boot parms has no effect
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:33 EST
Description of problem:
When I first ran the graphical installer, I was only seeing the top left
quadrant of the screens. I followed the instructions to specify
resolution=1024x768 on the boot parameters, but it had no effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Specify resolution=1024x768 and hit enter
I only see the top left quadrant of any of the installer screens.
I expected the screen resolution to be set such that I could see the whole screen.
The system involved is a Compaq DL360 with an ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC
215IIC [Mach64 GT IIC] (rev 7a) built-in video card, and a Dell 17" monitor.
This is fixed in current trees. Specifying resolution=1024x768 results in the
correct resolution being written to /tmp/XConfig.test, which is what X uses for
startup. If you are still experiencing problems in the next RHEL5 test release,
it is most likely a driver issue. Note that anaconda typically runs at 800x600,
so running at a higher resolution means the graphics are not going to take up
the whole screen.