Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5546
Default resolution for X can be too high for monitor
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:18 EST
When I had the installer test the X configuration, it
apparently used a quite high resolution that was virtually
unreadable on my monitor. Since it already detects the
monitor type, would it be possible for it to make a
reasonable assumption about display resolution from the
This is not a bug.
The Red Hat installation uses a reasonably LOW resolution for X during
the install. If for some reason this doesn't work on an obscure
system, that's what the text installer is there for. Type "text"
<enter> when the Red Hat CD/disk boots up.
I'm not referring to the resolution used *during* the install, that
was just fine. What I am referring to is the resolution that it wants
to use for X *after* the install, i.e. the mode that it switches to
when you click "Test this configuration" after it detects your video
card and monitor.
There is a customize X button in the configuration which allows you to
select which resolution your X session starts in, so this is really
not a bug. The installer will default to the highest resolution which
your video card and monitor will support . . . it is up to the user to
select something different if that is not what they are looking for.
------- Additional Comments From 10/21/99 11:41 -------
There is really a problem with the X configuration during install...
When the screen is detected as a plug 'n play monitor the refresh is
too high for the monitor... Why do not include in the customize
fonction the screen choice ( shown only with non plug'n play monitor )
I had A NOKIA 17 inches and I was just unable to set my resolution