Bug 22607 - Testing X setup kills installer
Testing X setup kills installer
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 22753
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-20 15:29 EST by Wade Minter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-22 08:34:25 EST
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Description Wade Minter 2000-12-20 15:29:32 EST
My video card and monitor were both detected successfully during the
install.  I set up X to use 1152xwhatever@16bit, and hit the "Test X setup"

The Gnome test desktop came up without problems, and I hit the confirm
button.  When the installer came back to the installer screens, there were
a lot of artifacts on the display, and the screen wouldn't update any
more.  Hitting "next" seemed to advance the installer, judging by disk
access, but the screen stayed exactly the same.

Upon rebooting and starting the installer again, the same garbled screen
was there when X started, but was quickly replaced by the normal
installer.  Installation without testing X proceeded normally.

The video card is a 3DFX Voodoo3-3000, 16MB.
Comment 1 Joshua Buysse 2000-12-21 02:59:46 EST
Verified, Voodoo 3.  

One thing to add.  I tried using 1400x1050 first, which did not give me a 
usable screen, so I pressed 'n' to tell the installer that it didn't work.  
When I did that, the "Test setting" button remained pressed and the interface 
became unresponsive, but I was still able to change the resolution and test 
again.  When I accepted the result, the system hung.  Ctrl-Alt-F1 wouldn't 
break out either.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-21 14:20:23 EST
Assigning for a developer.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2000-12-22 08:34:22 EST
Hmm.  When you get to the syslinux prompt, try typing 'nofb'.  This will force
the installer to skip framebuffer mode altogether and start the graphical
installer with whatever X server that card uses.  I'm trying to figure out if
this bug is related to framebuffer mode.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2000-12-28 17:27:53 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22753 ***

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