Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50893
gui installer doesn't handle sony vaio fx290
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
The gui-based installer for 7,1 does not correctly display on my sony vaio
fx290. Different combinatations of VGA= gave varying results, none of
which were fully usable. The display is SXGA+ 1400x1050 TFT with up to
11M video sdram.
(1) Is there a VGA= setting that will work with the FX290?
I was able to use the default install to a limited extent. It apeared
that the sync rate was incorrect but it was mostly readable. After
installing 7.1, only part of the display is used, maybe 800x600.
(2) Can you tell me what the correct values to use in XF86Config are for
the sony vaio fx290? (SXGA+, 1400x1050, 11M video sdram)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run the installer, optionally specify "lowres vga=whatever"
According to /usr/src/linux-2.4/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt, the available VGA
modes for the kernel are:
| 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024
256 | 0x301 0x303 0x305 0x307
32k | 0x310 0x313 0x316 0x319
64k | 0x311 0x314 0x317 0x31A
16M | 0x312 0x315 0x318 0x31B
There is no mode for 1400x1050.
The installer can set up a 1400x1050 configuration, though. Try doing the
install in text mode and try setting up the configuration that way.
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