Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46857
Display too large
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
During both the expert & graphic modes of install the window is
always too large for the screen therefore the buttons are missing.
This is on a AMD 450 using a ATI|3D Rage Pro AGP with 8meg and a
Hitachi Elite 611 (17") monitor.
The card gets recogined correctly as a ATI Mach64 8meg. and the
looking at the info logged on one of the consoles it says
'can't probe monitor' 16 Depth 800x600, which appears fine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off of cdrom
This does not just apply to this beta, it has gone on for a
couple of past installs. I have been meaning to enter this bug
before. I can use the text mode however.
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Is this just during install, or does it occur after install when running
XFree86 also? I need to know exactly when this occurs. The specific screen
it first occurs on would be a starter.
I will need an XFree86 log to examine. The installer XFree86 log is
/var/log/XFree86.9.log after an install. Please attach it. It sounds like
X cannot perform a DDC probe on your monitor for some reason.
Any additional info you can provide would also help.
Created attachment 23630 [details]
Install Log For Beta1- Beta Hardware description #19
I think this was an operator errror. This machine normally runs another
copy of redhat which was working just fine for another user.
But I just reset the X/Y size for the monitor and reloaded and it worked
fine of course.
Of course this message 'can't probe monitor' is something I don't think
I have ever seen for this monitor.
If your monitor is not DDC probeable (Plug'n'play) then you'll get that
message. Do you have a CD or floppy that came with it? If you do can
you look on it, and make a zipfile of any .inf files found? I might
be able to add autoprobing if the monitor supports it. The Windows .inf
files contain the needed info. If you find it and attach, please reopen
Like I said before this was just a stupid operator error, once I
went back and tried another install this time setting the X/Y settings
using the monitor controls it has worked just fine.
Also this is a 17" Hitatchi 611 which is in the database, that is
why I questioned the 'can't probe monitor' message, but like you
say maybe this monitor is not plug & play.
Anyway you can close this bug.
Yep, ok thanks.