Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 34381
QA0401+updates: text mode X config install problems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:30 EDT
see bug #32937 for the history.
Finally got to "install unlisted monitor" dialog.
Selected "Standard VGA 640x480 @ 60 Hz"
Next screen asks me about frequencies (50-70 hz, 50-90 hz, etc)! Why? User
who selects standard VGA usually has no idea what frequencies are.
Selecting "Back" from there brings to vertial and horizontal frequencies
entry dialog. "Back" here finally returns back to "install unlisted
All this is bad by itself but to make matters worse further probe of VGA16
I kept pressing OK after selecting "Standard VGA 640x480 @ 60 Hz" and VGA16
test was performed successfully. The errors were when I selected 256k RAM I
believe. Why there is a RAM question for VGA16 server?
Brent please check out.
I'm not really sure what the problem is. Is there an actual bug here or is
there something that you would like to see changed? The part of the installer
you are referring to is really Xconfigurator, which the text mode installer
calls to set up X. Once you have the system installed, run Xconfigurator and
see if the behavior is similar. If so, then the component should be changed
from anaconda to Xconfigurator.
I believe you are correct. I know exaclty what are you talking about. The
dialogs in question belong to Xconfigurator.
Ok. Changing component to Xconfigurator.
Such old hardware is considered unsupported now.
I'll see how unsupported video hardware behaves in post 7.2. It took a lot of
efforts to make it work in 7.2. Hopefully support will stay solid.