Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 233133
The installer forces text mode on a HP 6400
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:42 EST
Description of problem:
During the first install of RHEL5 Client (beta release), anaconda was having
problems detecting the LCD on an HP NC6400. After further evaluation into the
xorg.conf file it revealed that the "Monitor" section was missing. This caused a
forced a text-mode install. When the monitor section was added back to the
xorg.conf file the graphical desktop started working.
The hardware is an NC6400 Notebook T2500 2Ghz 14" WXGA RA253AW NC6400 2Ghz
Intel® Duo processor T2500 (2GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB cache)
1Gb 667MHz (2 x 512Mb) SDRAM (Add EM993A)
ATI Radeon x1300 Video, 64Mb VRAM
60GB (5400 RPM) Drive, MultiBay II DVD/CDRW Combo drive
14.1" TFT WXGA with (1280 x 800) resolution
6 Cell Li-Ion Battery, AC Adapter (no Floppy)
3 USB 2.0, 1 KBD/Mouse, 1 S-Video
1.1" H (at front) x 13" W x 9.4" D (4.6 to 5 Lbs)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert Rhel 5 cd
The installer forces text mode.
To install Rhel 5 from distribution without adding any extra comments to the
We're not including monitor sections anymore on purpose - we're using X's
autoconfiguration code to handle all this stuff for us. If you encounter a
situation where adding a monitor section is required, then it's a problem with
how X is setting itself up. Reassigning.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Can you post the patch you created?
Created attachment 152577 [details]
Backport from rawhide.
David Houston hs the alptp back. I trust that he can test the beta when it is
David Houston has the laptop back. I trust that he can test the beta when it is
Built xorg-x11-drv-vesa 1.3.0-8.1.el5. ->MODIFIED.
This is essentially a backport of slightly-post-F7 vesa driver, but all changes
between then and now are relevant to this bug.
Does QA have this laptop somewhere?
You'll have to ping Dave Houston and see if he can be off assistance. He has
the only one that I am personally aware of.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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