Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440341
anaconda with 20080402 images does not work in a graphics mode
Last modified: 2008-04-22 15:19:43 EDT
Description of problem:
An attempt to boot into installation in a graphics mode
ends up with a black screen and non-responsive keyboard the
moment when X server is supposed to be started.
RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] graphics card. Is this a grotty
X server (I do not recall that beeing so bad ever) or this
is something anaconda specific?
Going into a rescue mode or starting an installation in a text
mode looks like working OK.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
20080402 boot images
X was entirely hosed in today's rawhide and was discussed as such on multiple
lists on multiple occasoins. Will be fixed tomorrow.
AFAIK rawhide X is no longer hosed. It surely works on the same
hardware I tried this test. I did the same with 20080406 images
(anaconda identifies itself as 126.96.36.199) and results were as
described in the original report. A blank screen and apparently a
dead keyboard (or maybe video crashed to such extent that even text
consoles are black). A machine does respond to pings but I have
no way to log on it and look around.
The X fix didn't help the installer case (X was still SEGV'ing). We've put in a
brute force hack to work around it that should be in today's rawhide. Even
though it makes me cringe a bit.
The same test with 20080418 images, at least on my hardware, passed.
X is definitely not in a hurry to start but eventually it does that.
Should this be considered closed or somewhat different graphics card
will still cause failures?