Created attachment 322790 [details]
Photo of corrupt screen
Description of problem:
When I try to install F10 Preview, when the Anaconda GUI screen loads, I typically get a corrupt display. I can make out the wizard, the mouse pointer moves but the GUI controls are unresponsive.
Other times I have got a blank screen or a Fedora background (i.e. a sort of splashscreen) with the computer locking up.
I've tried adding 'nomodeset' to the string at boot.
I had the same problem with F10B.
I realise there are a lot of video issues right now but this doesn't seem to fit with any of them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 10 Preview
I never get a working install wizard so it's 100% reproducible.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Booted from F10 Preview DVD
2. Skipped disk check (previously checked)
3. Anaconda GUI starts to load
Corrupt video and unresponsive GUI.
Working install wizard.
System is an Intel D845GERG2 board, I'm using the on-board video controller.
Intel video doesn't use modesetting (yet) so 'nomodeset' won't do anything.
If you hit Ctrl-Alt-F2, do you get a text console? If so, could you please attach the output of 'lspci' and a copy of /tmp/X.log?
Created attachment 322898 [details]
Output from lspci on Fedora 9 partition
I don't get a video console on Ctrl-Alt-F2 but I've got an existing Fedora 9 partition on the same system so I've attached the lspci output from that.
Also, I lost X video when I upgraded F9 to 220.127.116.11-108. This was fixed by 18.104.22.168-79 (see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459437).
(And rhgb has never worked reliably from F9 onwards).
Try to install in the text mode (instead of just "linux" on the anaconda command line, write "linux text") and then either X will automagically start up, or if they don't add 3 on the kernel command line and in the text session as normal user (not root), run command startx. Either way should generate /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. Then please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if you have any) 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.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 323027 [details]
I installed in text mode, ran startx and X attempted to start but I just saw the herringbone default background and the system locked up. The Xorg.0.log file is attached, there is no xorg.conf file.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This could be the same as
Bug#469292 - Xorg drv-i810 locks up unless NoAccel True
Same intel chipset according to the the lspci. Bug#469292 is currently reporting against rawhide as well (issues still exist).
BTW - does it work with an xorg.conf , and NoAccel set? Not an acceptable work-around IMHO (very slow), but it would indicate that they're the same bug.
Reporter: is this still an issue on Fedora 11 and/or Fedora 12 Snap1?
Reporter doesn't reply. There is a great chance this was fixed in Fedora 11, since intel video driver was quite broken in Fedora 10. Closing as there is no sufficent data to work on this or to forward this upstream, and it wasn't retested recently enough to see that this is still an issue.
Reporter, please reopen if you can reproduce this.