Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439609
installation error cannot display this video mode
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:34:55 EDT
Description of problem:
installation fc9beta rawhide asks to check media, then anaconda starts. Get
error message "auto detect (digital input) cannot display this video mode.
Optimum resolution 1680x1050 60 Hz". Then machine freezes. Video card Nvidia
geforce 8300GT. Machine Dell inspiron 531. 4gb memory Processor x2.4400 2.30 ghz
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):FC9beta rawhide
Same problem occurred with FC9beta i386 but not with FC8 production
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot fc9beta x86-64
2. skip or don't skip media check. doesn't make a difference
3. the above error message occurs
Actual results: error message appears on monitor: "auto detect (digital input)
cannot display this video mode. Optimum resolution 1680x1050 60 Hz"
Expected results: continue with installation
Additional info: work around: When boot from dvd it asks for installation or
upgrade or rescue mode or test memory. Instead of just hitting enter for
installation, if you press tab, and at the end of line on the screen add
"resolution=1280x1024 vsync=75" to the line, then press enter, you can proceed
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) from the running computer to the bug report as
individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link
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.
There is no X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) from the running computer. The installation couldn't
proceed that far. It only got to check media, press enter to begin with 4
choices, install or upgrade, install or upgrade text mode, rescue and something
If you can reproduce it, when the installation crashes, try to switch with
Alt+F2 to other console, then insert USB drive to your computer, and copy there
whole content of /tmp directory. Attach it please to this bug -- it should
contain all interesting information for us.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Created attachment 306262 [details]
Contents of /tmp as requested.
I am not the original submitter of this bug but I am experiencing the same issue
with a nvidia 8600gt. I have attached the requested debug information.
Created attachment 306398 [details]
anaconda.log from the attachment 306262 [details]
Created attachment 306399 [details]
syslog from the attachment 306262 [details]
Created attachment 306400 [details]
XConfig.test from the attachment 306262 [details]
Created attachment 306401 [details]
X.log from the attachment 306262 [details]
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