Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444276
Graphic install on DVI attached screen fails
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:38:23 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing the X86_64 DVD of Fedora 9 Preview in graphical mode on my Dell
Dimension 9200 (Intel Core2 Quad 2.4GHz) with LCD monitor (1704FPT) connected
via a DVI cable, then I get a message (from my monitor) on the screen: "2:
Digital Input Cannot display this video mode"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The version released in Fedora 9 Preview
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert DVD and boot from it
2. choose install or upgrade existing system
It detects an nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS and then shows the message mentioned above.
It shows each screen of the installation so that I can continue with the
Both the SHA1SUM check and the media test were successful.
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) 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.
Sorry, silly me, bad boilerplate. What I mean is that you could install in the
text mode, and then to run X already installed.
You can also try when the installation in the graphic mode crashes switch to the
console (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and copy somewhere over net, or to the USB driver a
content of the /tmp directory. A file /tmp/X* is what we are after.
When I selected the graphic install mode, my monitor shows a message that it can
not operate in the selected display resolution/rate. When I try to go to a
terminal via <CTRL><ALT><F1> or <F2> the monitor message remains on the screen
and I do not get a terminal screen. As a consequence I can not type anything...
In the mean time I have succeeded in a textual installation (see
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=444278) and after the reboot I get a
Gnome desktop in the right resolution and refresh rate. So it seems that only
during installation a refresh rate and/or resolution is selected that can not be
handled by my monitor.
OK, then I would repeat comment 1 -- we would still like to know what Xorg
thinks about your computer graphics.
Created attachment 304294 [details]
X11 configuration of the working second installation
This file is generated by the text install I performed and gives a working
Created attachment 304296 [details]
Xorg log file
This is the latest Xorg log file of the second text install. This is probably
from the last boot when I played around with the new Gnome desktop.
Created attachment 304297 [details]
Older Xorg log file
This is the older Xorg log file of the second text install. Might be the one
generated during the textual install.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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