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Bug 49249 - gui installer doesn't use the whole screen
gui installer doesn't use the whole screen
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-17 09:31 EDT by Chris Runge
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-18 16:29:09 EDT
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Description Chris Runge 2001-07-17 09:31:04 EDT
Fairfax beta 2

Description of Problem:

The GUI installer doesn't take up the full screen like it did in 7.1. This
makes for some interesting display issues. On a Dell Latitude CPx
standalone (the LCD has a 1024x768 res), an 800x600 GUI is displayed in the
middle of a 1024x768 resolution space--there is gray around the edges. When
the laptop is hooked up to a Dell M791 17inch monitor the same 800x600 GUI
appears in the middle of what looks like a 1280x1024 space (this is
straining the monitor and is difficult to see clearly)

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on a standalone Latitude CPx
2. Install on a Latitude CPx with an external monitor

Actual Results:

see above

Expected Results:

800x600 installer space should use an 800x600 resolution, not a higher

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-17 11:42:25 EDT
This is the intended behavior - the installer can only run in a window of
640x480 or 800x600.
Comment 2 Chris Runge 2001-07-18 08:16:28 EDT
I understand that the installer can only run in a window of 640x480 or 800x600;
however, the X server should run at that resolution as well. This is the
behavior that took place under 7.1.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-18 16:29:04 EDT
Could you please send a copy of the /tmp/XF86Config.test and /tmp/X.log file s
during the install?

To do this got VC2 after the installer is in the strained video mode
(CNTL-ALT-F2) then put a floppy in the floppy drive and type (this will erase
the floppy):

mknod /tmp/fd0
mke2fs /tmp/fd0
mkdir /tmp/floppy
mount /tmp/fd0 /tmp/floppy
cp /tmp/XF86Config.test /tmp/floppy
cp /tmp/X.log /tmp/floppy
umount /tmp/floppy

Then attach the files to this bug report.

Comment 4 Chris Runge 2001-08-01 20:12:03 EDT
no longer a problem in beta 3... closing

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