Bug 440341 - anaconda with 20080402 images does not work in a graphics mode
anaconda with 20080402 images does not work in a graphics mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-02 18:55 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2008-04-22 15:19 EDT (History)
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2008-04-02 18:55:40 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

How reproducible:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-02 23:14:32 EDT
X was entirely hosed in today's rawhide and was discussed as such on multiple
lists on multiple occasoins.  Will be fixed tomorrow.
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2008-04-06 20:06:32 EDT
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 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.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-07 10:01:21 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2008-04-19 18:59:28 EDT
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?

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