Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61952
Fonts look _awful_ on a ThinkPad 600X Laptop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
The fonts used in the installer make your eyes bleed, on my laptop. It seems
things are a bit scaled up, and because of that, they get into a terrible shape.
Should be fixed, make the whole thing look really, really bad.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run the installer
Actual Results: eyes hurt!
Expected Results: extreme oculary damage
Additional info: what more can I say?
It sounds like your laptop has to scale (poorly) to run 800x600. What is the
native resolution of your laptop display? If you use a vga=xxx, where xxx is the
appropriate framebuffer mode number (look at the help at the boot prompt, it
should list common modes.
Boot with 'vga=791' and the right thing should happen.
I had exactly this problem installing on a Dell Latitude CPi, it goes into a
"stretched" mode or something. Oddly, a text mode install works perfectly.
The workaround is to specify a VESA mode via the 'vga=' parameter to the installer.
Thing is though, that running in text mode, it happily goes to 800x600 without
stretching, it's just when X starts up that it "stretches" ... is there no way
to make the framebuffer-based server not do the stretched display?
vga=791 does indeed fix the framebuffer up to native resolution, though.