Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 48103
unable to install on laptop with external monitor attached
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
Fairfax (beta 1)
Tried to install using CD-ROMs on a Dell Latitude CPx notebook PC docked in
a docking station with an external monitor. Choosing the graphical install
option (ENTER at boot:) results in the following error:
Running anaconda - please wait...
Probing for video card: ATI Rage Mobility
Probing for monitor type: Dell M791
Probing for mouse type: Generic - 3 Button Mouse (USB)
Waiting for X server to start...log located in /tmp/X.log
... X server started successfully.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 421, in ?
from splashscreenimport SplashScreenShow
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/splashscreen.py", line 20, in ?
from gtk import *
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 29, in ?
RuntimError: cannot open display
install exied abnormally
sending termination signals...done
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dock Latitude CPx
2. attach external monitor
3. begin graphical install
FWIW, there are no problems when the machine is undocked and no external
monitor is attached. I'm guessing this is perhaps related to the
LCD/ext.monitor issue with the ATI driver on 7.1. It would be nice if some
intelligence could be built-in to know whether the LCD or external monitor
is active and act appropriately. Or will 4.1.0 fix this issue?
Looks like a duplicate of bug 47530?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 45544 ***