Description of problem:
As soon as the graphical part of the installer is launched, the display is corrupted and unusable
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot RHEL6.0-20100414 DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot RHEL6.0-20100414 DVD
Workstation is a dual Opteron (252) system with an nVidia based CK804 motherboard. The graphics card is an nVidia FX1400
Display is corrupted using either the standard or basic install menu item
I notice that the 'Component' has changed from 'anaconda' to 'xorg-x11-drv-nouveau' - however, I get the _same_ issue when booting the installer using the 'basic' video driver install menu item. In this case, the boot cmdline has 'xdriver=vesa'
I assume the nouveau driver isn't used in this case?
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Yes, one would assume nouveau is not at fault if it's also failing with the "basic" video driver, I assume that also sets "nomodeset" as well as "xdriver=vesa" ?
Yes, the "basic" video mode sets "nomodeset" as well
I also tried "nomodeset" with the standard ("nouveau") video mode - but that made no difference
Okay, well this can't be nouveau then in that case as you suspected. Are you able to provide your X log from after the corruption when running with the vesa driver? And can you give any more detail on the corruption you're seeing?
I'll reassign to the X server for now, it's probably the next likely candidate!
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Hard to describe the screen corruption - so here is a photo of the screen
I've just tried to install Fedora 12 on this hardware - and get the same issue.
I've installed the latest BIOS for this hardware - and now the installer starts X fine.
I'm not sure if it was the new BIOS, or the fact that installing a new BIOS resets the BIOS settings that fixed the issue.
Anyway, I have now installed RHEL6 beta1 on this machine - so I guess this can be closed
reported has done a new BIOS + reset settings, so closing as NOTABUG.