Bug 25927 - Lowres failover mishandled'?
Lowres failover mishandled'?
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: 2001-02-03 18:50 EST by R P Herrold
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-09 03:56:52 EST
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Description R P Herrold 2001-02-03 18:50:33 EST
Host properly found that an X install has not possible with a framebuffer,
but did not seem to fail into testing lowres .. instead it seemed to have
failed directly to a text install ... 

This may or not be a bug, but I would expect that it would try lowres on
the way to a text install.  This may not be a justified expectation.


Perhaps a message indicating that NOFB was not possible, FOLLOWED by a
'testing lowres capability' --- and then a ten second pause and cutover to
the TUI install ?
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-02-09 03:56:48 EST
We've changed lowres to not use framebuffer at all...there are just too many
problems with framebuffer in 8-bit color.  For the most part, framebuffer is
fine at 16-bit color.  Most cards either work in 16-bit color framebuffer just
fine, or they fail gracefully and we can fall back to the native X server.  In
8-bit framebuffer mode, however, some cards' color palette is all messed up.  So
now, lowres will function the same way that the installer in Red Hat Linux 7
did.  That is, 640x480 - not in framebuffer.  This should fix the problem.
Please reopen this bug if the problem persists in the future.
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2001-02-19 11:33:47 EST
verified fix in qa0217.1 ...
Comment 3 R P Herrold 2001-03-01 20:59:15 EST
7.1RC1 -- verified and works fine on my two test usits which showed the issue ..
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