Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 605608
anaconda doesn't ask to start VNC instead of text mode
Last modified: 2010-06-18 08:16:57 EDT
Description of problem:
In RHEL5 anaconda was made to prompt the user if they want to start vnc instead of text mode when there wasn't enough RAM for GUI mode. In RHEL6 there's no such prompt. Anaconda starts text-mode directly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on a system with 512M memory (the min. default now is 1024).
text mode starts automatically
the first screen of text mode will ask the user to start VNC instead.
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(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> In RHEL5 anaconda was made to prompt the user if they want to start vnc instead
looking at the rhel5.5 anaconda code, there's no such feature:
if opts.display_mode not in ('t', 'c') and iutil.memInstalled() < isys.MIN_GUI_RAM:
stdoutLog.warning(_("You do not have enough RAM to use the graphical "
"installer. Starting text mode."))
opts.display_mode = 't'
IOW rhel55 doesn't offer VNC when there's not enough memory for the standard GUI install. (VNC is only offered when user specified 'text' on the boot command line.)
This makes sense: VNC install is approximately as much memory hungry as X install. gtk, window manager, etc. we need all of that anyway.
closing as wont fix.