Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494394
bad video on alternate consoles during xdriver=vesa install
Last modified: 2009-05-08 17:35:11 EDT
Description of problem: The alternate consoles VT1 through VT5 have bad video (LCD panel hardware detects out-of-range signal) when installing with xdriver=vesa on pci 8086:27A2 Intel 945 GM/GMS VGA on Apple Macintosh mini.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-184.108.40.206 (Fedora 11 Beta i386 DVD)
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. fresh install from Fedora 11 Beta i386 DVD using basic video driver (xdriver=vesa) on Apple Macintosh mini with pci 8086:27A2 Intel 945 GM/GMS VGA.
Actual results: When in graphical mode, then attempting to use the alternate consoles VT1 through VT5 (by typing Ctrl-Alt-Fn) gets an out-of-range message from the hardware of the LCD panel (NEC 1740CX, usually operated at 1280x1024 resolution, supports other resolutions down to 640x480)
Expected results: text mode console usable on VT2, and various log files displayed on VT3, VT4, VT5.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available) 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.
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Thanks in advance.
xdriver=vesa requires nomodeset on KMS-enabled chips, otherwise things don't work too well.
Should be fixed in anaconda 220.127.116.11:
Author: Adam Jackson <email@example.com>
Date: Thu May 7 17:45:53 2009 -0400
Do nomodeset when doing xdriver=vesa
Otherwise things get a little iffy.