Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23889
Selecting 'restore default values' button in X configuration screen crashes anaconda
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:40 EDT
Upon selection of 'restore default values' button in X configuration screen
anaconda crashes with a python exception (attached).
Created attachment 7505 [details]
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Beta-3
Assigning to a developer.
What did anaconda probe the video card and video memory as?
See bug #23887 for details (video card correctly recognized but video memory
Maybe the two bugs are closely related anyway...
Actually, this bug is caused by bug #23887. I think a bigger issue here is that
although I've added code for cards that report 64k less memory than they should,
this does not account for cards that, for example, report 64k too much memory.
We need a more intelligent way of approximating the memory.
Then, there will be some cards that do not return anything useful at all for
memory. In this case, maybe we should default to 1 Meg if it's a PCI or AGP
Although bug #23887 has been resolved, the installer will still crash if there's
a card that cannot be probed for memory and the user clicks "Restore default
values" This is basically a null pointer problem...there's nothing to reset to
and python crashes. We should initialize the variable to something sensible and
this will not happen anymore.
Fixed in the latest internal builds. I've added some code to prevent tracebacks
from happening, even if the card's memory cannot be probed. Brock, please