Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437910
anaconda graphical startup fails on thinkpad t61 with intel x3100
Last modified: 2008-03-26 11:53:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 9's graphical installer displays a garbled image upon startup on a new
Thinkpad T61 with Intel X3100 on-board graphics. The X server starts in
low-resolution mode as expected; the X cursor is displayed correctly; but the
window and button display is completely garbled and unusable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Attempt to install Fedora 9 with the graphical installer.
Steps to Reproduce:
There is no Fedora 9 released. So what excatly you are trying to install? Fedora
9 Alpha or the current Rawhide? What button display? Sorry, I really don't
understand what is the problem.
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.
It's Fedora 9 alpha. The "window and button display" simply refers to whatever
Anaconda displays after the X server launches. Clicking in the region of the
buttons on the bottom-right corner of the screen changes the pattern on the
screen in a way that is clear that a window is being displayed, but whatever is
displayed in the window is illegible.
It should be noted that after a text-mode install, when a user logged in via the
text console starts X with 'startx', X comes up perfectly via the Intel X
drivers. So this is likely some sort of VESA fb driver issue.
This is, by the way, with the 1400x1050 14" screen on this model.
I will see if it is possible to obtain the log information you request; however,
it may not be possible due to the limited system environment present during
Created attachment 298446 [details]
X server startup log at anaconda start
Created attachment 298447 [details]
X server config used by anaconda
The configuration file and log that you requested are now attached. Note that
it is using the Intel X driver.
I have a similar problem on an MT6920 Gateway Notebook which also has the "Intel
Graphics Media Accelerator X3100".
I'm running the "Fedora 9-Alpha disc ALL" for X86-64 DVD image I downloaded
March 20, 2008.
I tried to run the validation test of the media and it stalled early on without
Installing via text mode, then re-booting, yeilded a text only login prompt.
Joseph, you are describing a different problem - see bug 437911.
It seems to be the same as #438969, #438952 and #436746 and it happens not only
on Anaconda but also on boot from Live CD.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 429183 ***