Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49249
gui installer doesn't use the whole screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:48 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)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on a standalone Latitude CPx
2. Install on a Latitude CPx with an external monitor
800x600 installer space should use an 800x600 resolution, not a higher
This is the intended behavior - the installer can only run in a window of
640x480 or 800x600.
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.
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
mount /tmp/fd0 /tmp/floppy
cp /tmp/XF86Config.test /tmp/floppy
cp /tmp/X.log /tmp/floppy
Then attach the files to this bug report.
no longer a problem in beta 3... closing