Description of problem:
In tty-1 when starting x msg appears, screen goes blank and cursor is in upper left
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tried 2 times
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot boot.iso
all ttys dead, no other info available..
shifting to vesa driver allows installation. This machine has radeon graphics RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
same failures on separate machines:
ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series
and on ATI Radeon HD 3800 series
nomodeset has no effect
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information especially concerning your hardware we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
If the anaconda crashes during the switching to the graphic mode, most likely the problem lies in Xorg support for your graphics chip. There are couple of options how we can obtain information necessary for resolving the issue.
If the computer is not completely frozen when installation fails, switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and copy /tmp/X* and /var/log/anaconda.xlog to some other place -- USB stick, some other computer via network, somewhere on the Internet, and please attach it to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
If the computer is completely useless after installation fails, you can also install Fedora with a VESA mode driver (see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Beats_Installer
for more information on that). Then after successful installation you can collect /var/log/anaconda.xlog, /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the output of the program dmesg instead.
Or you can install Fedora in a text mode completely, and then start X after that. If it fails, still /var/log/Xorg.0.log and the output of dmesg program from the failed attempt to start X would be useful.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thank you very much in advance.
Created attachment 358077 [details]
dmesg output from vesa try
From vesa try. Did not go ahead with the install since got by the original problem.
Created attachment 358078 [details]
anaconda log from vesa try
Created attachment 358079 [details]
X log from vesa try
No other requested files were present...
Created attachment 358080 [details]
x log from running FC 11 on same system
If useful, here is xorg.0.log from same system booted into up-to-date FC11.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages (at least F12Beta, but even better if the very latest versions).
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
The problem did not occur with anaconda 12.43 and rawhide image of 200911204.
HOWEVER, please allow a test with another install image in order to be
Closing now. I gave anaconda 12.45 on rawhide boot.iso of 20091106 a good work out, nice job all.