Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57780
Install of Toshiba 1805-S204 compatible with 7.1 but not with 7.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the install of Redhat 7.2, Generic fbdev is not available. Also recommended is to modify /etc/lilo.conf for this particular platform to
include the vga= variable
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Redhat 7.1 with provided instructions. It works
2.Install Redhat 7.2 with same instructions. It's borked.
3.See referenced URL for details
Actual Results: When I installed Redhat onto the above laptop, even 7.1 was a difficult install. I believe Xconfigurator trashes the configs
as well if mode settings are changed, so either you get this install right from the beginning, or you start over, or you learn lots about
Expected Results: 1) An option should have been made available for either a Toshiba 1805-S204 that sets the appropriate video driver
and vga= or
2) Put Generic fbdev back into anaconda
The Laptop in question comes pre-installed with Windows XP
As an asside, upon powerup for the first time, onscreen was displayed, "Windows XP did not start up correctly". I thought to be humorous
given the circumstances.
This bug report does not contain any log files, config files, nor any
indication of what video hardware is in this laptop. Since it is a
rather old bug report that seems to have somehow fallen between the cracks,
I am closing it WONTFIX as there is no way to fix an already released
installer program burned onto CDROM.
However, if Red Hat Linux 8.0 or later releases have this problem for you
as well, please open a new bug report and include your config file, log file,
and full details of the hardware you've got etc. and I'll be glad to investigate
it for you.
This bug was fixed with Redhat 7.3 and also works with Redhat 8.0. However,
there are other reasons that RH 8.0 is unusable here, primarily because of the
gnome-terminal but that's for another bug entry.
Ok, thanks for the update, reclosing as fixed in current release.