Bug 22609 - Undefined video mode number
Undefined video mode number
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-20 15:31 EST by Wade Minter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-21 14:19:50 EST
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Description Wade Minter 2000-12-20 15:31:50 EST
Upon starting the installer, I get an "Undefined video mode nubmber" error,
with instructions to press Enter to list modes or enter "scan" to scan.  I
pressed Enter and selected option 0, 80x24, and installation proceeded
normally.

Either the installer's scan is broken, or it should possibly default to
80x24.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-20 22:28:57 EST
It's trying VESA framebuffer, your video card (apparently) doesn't
support that.

We're working on disabling the error message so it automatically
falls back to test mode.
Comment 2 Wade Minter 2000-12-21 08:24:22 EST
The video card is a Voodoo3-3000, 16MB, if that helps.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-21 14:19:46 EST
This is a kernel message, and a known issue.

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