Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26708
Fisher: GUI install fails on a SMI Lynx card
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:21 EDT
The GUI install mode will fail on a SMI 910 Lynx card. However,
if I pass the vga=0x314 (which corresponds to
800x600 @ 16bpp) option at the boot promt everything works fine.
I also tested vga=0x317 which worked fine.
Does the 'nofb' option work?
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Yes, the vga mode was being incorrectly set to vga=787, which is 15 bit color.
We've changed it now to vga=788, which is the same at vga=0x314.
No the "nofb" does not work either. It says that a "svga" card was found and
that it will
use the fb device (which fails).
I looks like anaconda does not setup the card correctly. This might be related
The debug messages are misleading. The message that you are seeing means that
the installer has found the framebuffer...not that it is using it. We have
seriously reworked this code in the past few days and I'm confident that your
card will work correctly now. Brock, please verify if we have one of these
cards in the test lab.