Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431241
Graphical installer unusable owing to screen corruption
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:38:35 EST
Description of problem:
For several releases now I have been unable to run the graphical installer on an
Asus box with an Nvidia 6600 card. Installation proceeds normally up until the
point where the main graphical window should come up. What appears is a
corrupted, shrunken version of the initial boot screen on one screen and a blank
screen on the other.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The Fedora 8 release version
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the installer in graphical mode
The motherboard is an Asus A8N-VM CSM
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron]
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]
04:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Have you managed to complete install in the text mode? If yes, do you have a
file /var/log/anaconda.xlog? Could you please attach it to this bug as an
In the end I did a remote yum upgrade, as the text mode installer seemed to hang
at the dependency resolution stage and I had a deadline to complete the work.
Is there any other information I can usefully gather?
OK, then we can go back to plan A:
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
(meaning that you should install in text mode if needed and then try to play with X)
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Created attachment 305297 [details]
Xorg log file
Created attachment 305298 [details]
Created attachment 305299 [details]
Files are attached
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