Bug 623961 - The installed system is not configured with boot command: xdriver=vesa after installing with basic video driver
Summary: The installed system is not configured with boot command: xdriver=vesa after ...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-08-13 09:46 UTC by He Rui
Modified: 2010-08-17 08:33 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-08-17 08:33:12 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
tmp logs during install (28.37 KB, application/x-gzip)
2010-08-16 03:20 UTC, He Rui
no flags Details
logs after reboot to desktop (54.92 KB, application/x-gzip)
2010-08-16 03:21 UTC, He Rui
no flags Details

Description He Rui 2010-08-13 09:46:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Install F14-Alpha-RC4 with the 2nd option:'install with basic video driver', complete installation, and reboot. Check grub.conf or /proc/cmdline, xdriver=vesa is not added as boot command.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F14-Alpha-RC4
xorg-x11-drv-vesa-2.3.0-1.fc14

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F14-Alpha-RC4 with the 2nd option:'install with basic video driver'
2. Reboot
3. Check grub.conf or /proc/cmdline
  
Actual results:
xdriver=vesa is not added as boot command

Expected results:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Anaconda_User_Interface_Basic_Video_Driver

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2010-08-13 12:46:29 UTC
I believe this is a duplicated of bug #623129?

Comment 2 Clyde E. Kunkel 2010-08-13 14:41:06 UTC
nomodeset has to be passed in order to get a graphical installer with:

$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series]

Comment 3 He Rui 2010-08-16 03:19:56 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I believe this is a duplicated of bug #623129?

I tested F14-Alpha-RC4, it did use vesa driver during installation, but after reboot, when I checked the grub.conf, xdriver=vesa was not included.

Comment 4 He Rui 2010-08-16 03:20:38 UTC
Created attachment 438883 [details]
tmp logs during install

Comment 5 He Rui 2010-08-16 03:21:39 UTC
Created attachment 438884 [details]
logs after reboot to desktop

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2010-08-16 15:25:10 UTC
what's written in the test at present - "The installed system is configured with a boot argument: xdriver=vesa. This can be confirmed by inspecting /etc/grub.conf or /proc/cmdline  on the installed system." - is not actually correct. This parameter is only considered by anaconda / live boot; it is *not* read by anything during boot of a normal installed system.

To make the installed system use the vesa driver, anaconda should in fact have written a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which specifies 'vesa' as the driver. Please check that it did so. If it did, then all is fine. James will update the test case.

Comment 7 He Rui 2010-08-17 05:07:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> what's written in the test at present - "The installed system is configured
> with a boot argument: xdriver=vesa. This can be confirmed by inspecting
> /etc/grub.conf or /proc/cmdline  on the installed system." - is not actually
> correct. This parameter is only considered by anaconda / live boot; it is *not*
> read by anything during boot of a normal installed system.
> 
> To make the installed system use the vesa driver, anaconda should in fact have
> written a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which specifies 'vesa' as the driver. Please
> check that it did so. If it did, then all is fine. James will update the test
> case.

Anaconda wrote this in /etc/X11/xorg.conf: 

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Videocard0"
        Driver "vesa"
EndSection

So that's why the installed system used vesa driver after reboot... Thanks Adam, then this is not a bug, and the expected result should remove the 'checking boot argument' and add this one instead?

Comment 8 Adam Williamson 2010-08-17 08:33:12 UTC
Yes. I've already updated the test case, in fact. thanks!


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